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Quiet quitting: what is it and should you do it?

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Quiet quitting is a fairly new term that just recently started flooding the internet.

However, it really just gives a name to a trend that many people are already adopting. In fact, 21% of Americans are already quiet quitters, that’s 1 in 5 workers!

Are you one of them?

Let’s take a closer look at what quiet quitting is and if you should do it too.

What is quiet quitting?

Quiet quitting does not mean quitting your job.

Quiet quitting means stopping to go above and beyond at work and renouncing hustle culture.

Quiet quitting is about setting boundaries at work in order to have a healthy work-life balance and so as to avoid burnout and overwork.

Quiet quitting is saying no to long hours of work and all the extra stuff you have to do for free in order to advance in a company that fosters a hustle culture.

Why are so many workers already doing it?

People are tired of sacrificing their lives for work, having to work 60 hours a week, and doing all that extra stuff no one is paid for just because it’s the only way to advance.

People are stressed, burned out and tired of being a part of a hustle culture.

Quiet quitting is about self-care, about taking care of your well-being and setting up healthy boundaries between work and private life.

Is quiet quitting a good idea?

Yes, because work is not your life. Sure, work is part of your life, but it shouldn’t take over and define your whole life and your self-worth.

Quiet quitting is really about burnout and about saying no to the toxic hustle culture.

You can love your job and do amazing things at work while nurturing a healthy work-life balance that respects both work and private life.

People do some of their best work if they are respected and happy, and having a no-hustle culture that doesn’t push for overwork until people get burnout is one main ingredient for that.

Here are some healthy ways you can improve your well-being at work.

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