Summary of “Resilience Is About Recharging, Not Endurance”

We race to get all our ground work done: packing, going through TSA, doing a last-minute work call, calling each other, then boarding the plane.
Lack of recovery – whether by disrupting sleep with thoughts of work or having continuous cognitive arousal by watching our phones – is costing our companies $62 billion a year in lost productivity.
We “Stop” work sometimes at 5PM, but then we spend the night wrestling with solutions to work problems, talking about our work over dinner, and falling asleep thinking about how much work we’ll do tomorrow.
The scientists cite a definition of “Workaholism” as “Being overly concerned about work, driven by an uncontrollable work motivation, and investing so much time and effort to work that it impairs other important life areas.”
In her excellent book, The Sleep Revolution, Arianna Huffington wrote, “We sacrifice sleep in the name of productivity, but ironically our loss of sleep, despite the extra hours we spend at work, adds up to 11 days of lost productivity per year per worker, or about $2,280.”
If you’re trying to build resilience at work, you need adequate internal and external recovery periods.
Try to not have lunch at your desk, but instead spend time outside or with your friends – not talking about work.
We are usually tired already by the time we get on a plane, and the cramped space and spotty internet connection make work more challenging.

The orginal article.