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Caring Less About Work Is Helping Me Survive

I will no longer sacrifice myself as a martyr for the cause

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I think I care too much.

Everyone tends to compliment me on how hard I work and how patient I am with my work. They applaud my commitment and devotion.

But I’ve recently realized that working too hard, being overcommitted and over devoted…




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