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Hustle Culture - Why Are We Working so Much?

Hustle culture is a term that you might have heard in the news or on the internet, but what is it? Hustle culture is the phenomenon where workaholism is glamorized. The New York Times describes this term as an obsession with striving. What it implies is an unhealthy work/life balance plus or minus a component of defining self worth based on accomplishments in the workplace or profession. It's something that is incredibly common especially in the younger generations where climbing the workplace ladder is important in finding a foothold for financial stability. But it is also incredibly common amongst older population. It affects society as a whole and, at the end of the day, it's important to talk and think about because it affects our productivity as well as mental headspace.

Something to note about hustle culture is that it is a common mindset and because of that it's something that is hard to avoid. You might experience it first hand or you might know someone who falls into this category. At the end of the day, hustle culture is an imbalance of work and everything else. Combating hustle culture isn't the same as devaluing hard work but instead valuing hard work that is nourishing to the person instead of depriving. It's to prevent burn-out and promote a more sustainable way to live.

Ambitious and driven people are often the last to go to bed and the first to wake up in the morning. While this is warranted at times, getting enough sleep is important to fuel a high powered life as well as creating a balance between work and health and combating hustle culture. While there are a lot of nuances to hustle culture and the effect it has on people, the first thing to start doing if you know you or a loved one is caught in it is to get longer and better rest. At Fox Mattress, our priority is to promote better sleep for you so you can feel healthy and happy. Call or visit us today to talk to our friendly staff about improving your sleep quality.

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