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9 Smart Ways to Work a Whole Lot Less

Even if you love your job (and we hope you do), you shouldn’t be glued to your desk chair. Having a good work-life balance not only makes you happier and healthier, but it improves your work performance! By our count, that’s a win-win-win.

So here are the best resources on the web for spending less time in the office. You’re welcome.

  1. Here’s why working fewer hours helps you get more done. (Slate)

  2. Carlos Slim, the world’s second-richest man, advocates a four-day work week. (CNBC)

  3. And so does Forbes. (Forbes)

  4. Want to get that four-day work week? Try becoming way more efficient with themed workdays. (Lifehacker)

  5. Learn what successful people do on the weekends. (Hint: They don’t work.) (The Huffington Post)

  6. Check out more tips and tricks for spending Friday out of the office. (Inc.)

  7. Asking for extra vacation time works if you do it right. (US News and World Report)

  8. Wait—you can cut your hours and keep your pay?! (Work Options)

  9. In case you need additional motivation: why working too much is unproductive. (The Atlantic)

Curious about more ways to work less days? You’ll want to read…

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