Dustin Moskovitz had a great post on the Asana blog about the “work-rest fractal.” A fractal is an object that exhibits the same pattern at every scale. Imagine peeling off a layer of an object to see a miniature layer. His hypothesis is that work and rest work the same way.
His articulation is simple, powerful and true. Over the years, I’ve made it a habit to to disconnect from connectivity in the evening, sleep 8 hours a day, and disconnect again from work for ~48 hours during the weekend. It doesn’t always happen but it happens most of the time. And, when I slip on occasion, I immediately realize the difference it makes.
Thanks, Dustin, for sharing this.