Written by Cari Romm.
The problems with overscheduling yourself are pretty self-evident: You’re stressed. You’re exhausted. You don’t have any time to do all the fun stuff you want to do. For that matter, you also don’t have any time to just veg out and do nothing at all.
But your never-ending busyness may also be holding you back in another, sneakier way. As psychologist Emma Seppälä, the author of The Happiness Track and the science director of Stanford’s Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education, recently wrote in Quartz, unstructured downtime is when you’re at your most creative.
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