The pros and cons of having a shorter workday


For two weeks in March, I cut back my work hours by nearly 20%. Every day, I worked a 9-5 schedule, including a half-hour lunch break.


In some ways, it was a great experience; for example, I had a lot more time to myself. But in other ways, it was slightly stressful. It was enlightening, too - I learned that I didn't mind thinking about work outside of regular hours because I really like my job.

Read on to learn more about the upsides and downsides of my experience with a shorter workday.

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