CHAPTER 3

How to Get Through an Extremely Busy Time at Work

by Alice Boyes

You’re an accountant deep in tax season, a junior doctor in residency, or an entrepreneur juggling a startup and a baby. Many of us go through seasons of life when we have very little personal time. Others may be committed to jobs that regularly involve intense and long hours, creating a long-term lack of rest.

While this kind of overwork is not ideal, there are undoubtedly situations in which it becomes a necessity or makes personal sense. I’ve certainly done it for periods of my life, for instance, in the lead-up to exams or to put final polishes on my books. At times like this, when having a full weekend off seems like a distant dream, advice on the importance of maintaining ...

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