Today I’m highlighting the importance of disengagement and how it can heighten your ability of resilience. This episode is not about you being disengaged from the work you do. On the contrary, the type of disengagement I’m going to talk about will actually raise your engagement in everything that you do. It may seem contradictory, but listen through and you’ll find that downtime creates more valuable work time. Disengagement is a way of detaching from something. And the something I want to discuss is the parts of life that may make you irritable, unhappy and frustrated.
In a world where more than 200 million emails are sent each day, it’s no wonder there seems to be no time to relax and disengage. You may think about work when you awaken or on your way to the office if you don’t work remotely. There are emails, meetings, and phone interruptions that further complicate ways in which you can be creative and productive. In fact, just talking about this makes me want to scream. It isn’t a coincidence that in May of 2019, burn-out was classified in the International Classification of Diseases as an occupational phenomenon. You may have convinced yourself before ever listening to this episode that it’s counter-intuitive that downtime is necessary to work and play at your highest level. But it isn’t.
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