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Laziness does not exist : a defense of the exhausted, exploited, and overworked  Cover Image Book Book

Laziness does not exist : a defense of the exhausted, exploited, and overworked / Dr. Devon Price.

Price, Devon, (author.).


A social psychologist uncovers the psychological basis of the "laziness lie," which originated with the Puritans and has ultimately created blurred boundaries between work and life with modern technologies and offers advice for not succumbing to societal pressure to "do more."
Price believed that productivity was the best way to measure his self-worth-- until his health began to suffer. Here he explains that the "laziness lie" began with the Puritans, and has continued to proliferate as digital work tools have blurred the boundaries between work and life. We become caught in a constant cycle of achievement-hunting and burnout. Price encourages us to let go of guilt. By becoming attuned to our own limitations and needs we can begin to resist the pressure to meet outdated societal expectations. -- adapted from jacket

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  • ISBN: 9781982140106
  • ISBN: 1982140100
  • ISBN: 9781982140113
  • ISBN: 1982140119
  • Physical Description: 246 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Atria Books, 2021.

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-234) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction: How I learned I wasn't lazy -- The laziness lie -- Rethinking laziness -- You deserve to work less -- Your achievements are not your worth -- You don't have to be an expert in everything -- Your relationships should not leave you exhausted -- Shrugging off society's "shoulds" -- Conclusion: Compassion kills the laziness lie.
Subject: Laziness.
Work-life balance.
Stress management.
Time management.
SELF-HELP > Self-Management > Stress Management.
SELF-HELP > Self-Management > Time Management.
PSYCHOLOGY > Social Psychology.
Time management.
Stress management.
Work-life balance.
Stress management.
Genre: Business.
Self-help publications.
Self-help publications.
Livres de croissance personnelle.

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