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Burnout Threatens Our Mental Health, but a Four-Day Work Week Can Save Us. Here’s How.

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Our capitalist society has a burnout problem. As many of us work 40-hour weeks (or often more) for inadequate pay that fails to meet the rising costs of living, and employers guilt us into taking less paid time off or even calling in sick, we are collectively feeling the strain.

And yet, while we pride ourselves on our “hustle culture” and the supposed positives of working longer hours for diminishing health returns, hustle culture also impacts the disability community and simply isn’t congruent with a healthy lifestyle.

We’ve been collectively brainwashed to believe that more work means a more fulfilling life, and it simply isn’t true. Burnout is insidious.

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