The cult of “busy” is alive and well in America, but that’s more about being a glutton for punishment and craziness than it is an indication of the quality of work being completed.
I’d even suggest that those who work less give more to their projects because they haven’t tied themselves to the desk. They haven’t imposed work hours that require that one slog through that period that happens every day when energy lulls and work suffers.
What if we had enough time to actually finish something?
What if taking breaks meant getting more done?
What if by embracing our energetic lulls we made ourselves more efficient, present, and focused?