All Those Hours Working? Not so Good.

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Work-life balance and allotting time for oneself are becoming increasingly common themes in the articles and feeds I typically read as part of my daily research routine. Here’s what science has to say about working more than 40 hours in one week, at least according to Inc. Magazine. Here’s my take-away from this article: “Don’t work more than 50 hours if you value your health, happiness, and connections to others.”

We’ll be talking about work-life balance and productivity in upcoming podcast episodes this July. In the meantime, read the full article below. It’s interesting and relevant to the freelance life:

Science Says You Shouldn’t Work More Than This Number of Hours a Week

Working too much can be counterproductive and even hazardous to your health. You’ve been warned.

Do you work more than 40 hours a week? If you’re an entrepreneur or small business owner, it’s hard not to, but all that extra time in the workplace isn’t necessarily a good thing. After a certain point, it can be counterproductive and even hazardous to your health, so it’s imperative to know when to say no to more hours.

Read the rest of the article here.

Beautiful Thought, Unfortunate Grammar

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Beautiful thought, but can you see the problem here?

“…learn to be it’s master and not its slave.” Gosh, they were almost there! It’s = it is. Without the contraction, this sentence would read: “learn to be it is master and  not its slave.”

I’m a communications purist, I know, and I’m sure I make my fair share of mistakes. But this one is critical. For all you newsletter writers out there, make sure you’ve got a grammar-checker handy! People will notice. I guarantee you that.