My Executive Director came up to me and casually asked if I was working a full day today. I told the truth and said yes. Realizing now I could have easily lied and said no. As much as I’m kicking myself over this (because I could’ve left early to get my eyebrows done or something), I’m proud of myself for being really fucking honest. Almost to a fault, maybe?
How to avoid working through lunch, and diseases related to social isolation.
"America? More like work-erica these days. These colors don’t run. And that’s true. They don’t run…away from their desks long enough to get lunch.”
I loved how they took a real public health issue and injected some lightheartedness into it. Public health is a serious issue and from the very first line of “Work is life here in America,” it hit me: Work shouldn’t be a detriment to public health, but (sadly) it is here in America. Although The Atlantic offered up some silly examples of office conduct and where we should eat lunch, it gets the point across that social interaction and physically getting away from one’s work (even if it’s for a little bit) is a huge part of being happy and healthy.
"Who makes the world? Perhaps the world is not made. Perhaps nothing is made. Perhaps it simply is, has been, will always be there…
A clock without a craftsman.”