In a previous blog post I talked about how we define success at work, and the impact this can have on our mental health. It’s a long and complex topic which could be debated for hours, but I think it’s super important to take a closer look at it and ask ourselves some hard questions.
The truth is, burnout and other mental health issues can be induced by toxic workplaces and other problems that stem from the employer, but sometimes we also bring it upon ourselves. That’s why today I want to take a closer look at the concept of being “busy as a badge of honor”, and what this does for our mental health.
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2 thoughts on “Being busy as a badge of honor – perceptions of work and how it affects our mental health”
Great post. I disagree with the busy = successful mindset so it’s good to see people going against it.
Thank you Zoe, glad you enjoyed it! And indeed, more people need to start speaking up against this type of mindset.