Half-focused, all bad

Recently, I’ve found myself developing an unproductive habit: working at half (or worse) speed throughout the day because of fatigue, instead of making the time for a proper rest, and returning to my work refreshed.

This also means that when I’m taking a “break” I’m never really free to enjoy my time. In part because I feel like I haven’t earned a break based on my sub-par output, and in part because I’m not fully committed to the break.

I guess my heart is in the right place, but bad habits serve no one and certainly don’t impress my CEO very much. The course-correction for me here is to rest when I’m resting, and work when I’m working.

Willie Jackson is a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Consultant & Facilitator with ReadySet, a boutique consulting firm based in the San Francisco Bay Area. He is a frequent writer and speaker on the topics of workplace equity, global diversity, and inclusive leadership. Connect on LinkedIn or get in touch.