A short working week is good for your mental health – but it made me miserable
A new study shows working one day a week (and not necessarily more than that) can improve your mood. This doesn’t reflect my experience
The essential ingredients of happiness are having someone to love, something to do and something to look forward to. Great aphorisms have many fathers; I have seen this one attributed to Kant, Aristotle and Mae West, which is a decent line-up for a fantasy dinner party. Having someone to love and something to look forward to ideally go hand in hand. Having something to do is the key challenge.
I read with interest the story about just one day of work a week (and not necessarily more than that) improving mental health. I don’t feel I have the right to comment on the struggles of those substantially less fortunate than I have been all my life, but I do have a view on this.Continue reading...