In this episode of Getting Work To Work, I talk with Aaron Edelheit, the author of The Hard Break: The Case for a 24/6 Lifestyle, about combining the old world concept of the Sabbath with the modern business world, what he learned through researching and writing his book about the need for disconnection so our brains can function, and why working every day is bad for you.

Several quotes from this episode:

  • “What’s going to make you successful in today’s world—whether you’re an artist, whether you’re an entrepreneur—it’s about being creative, it’s about being innovative, it’s about making the right decisions, it’s about problem solving. It’s not about working more hours.”
  • “It’s really hard to step out of the world. You think about all the text messages and the social connections, it’s really, really hard to completely disconnect for more than a day.”
  • “The Sabbath is just a start. Could you do this two days a week? Absolutely.”
  • “It’s not just about not working, but it’s about disconnecting. It’s about unplugging your phone and your computer, giving your brain a break.”
  • “If you are working seven days a week, there’s something very wrong.”

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