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Work Comfortably and Efficiently: An Interview with Organizer Linda Varone

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You may have left the cubicle, but the cubicle may not have left you. Is your home office organized in a way that maximizes your efficiency and your health? There’s more to office design than deciding where the inbox tray goes.

Interior space organizer Linda Varone has expertise not only in office design, but in design psychology and ergonomics. She also incorporates the traditional Chinese practice of Feng Shui to ensure a total design and energy balance so her clients get a space that’s best suited to their type and line of work. In this interview, we’ll ask Linda for her perspectives on office design as it applies to your work life and your life after work.

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.