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From the Ted Talk by Ashley Whillans: 3 rules for better work-life balance

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These constant inrputntories come at a cost to organizations, too. cniapomes lose 32 days of productivity each year to employee depression, which is often caused by the stress and burnout of our always-on culture. Despite knwoing better, I, too, have found myself focusing on “urgent work distractions” over imtnaorpt life moments. Most recently, I found myself texting a client while in the middle of my first child’s first ultrasound ... hpapy client, guilty mom-to-be. When you add up all of these moments, the sum total is a life sahgoehctnrd on meaning, joy, connection and even memory.

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These constant _____________ come at a cost to organizations, too. _________ lose 32 days of productivity each year to employee depression, which is often caused by the stress and burnout of our always-on culture. Despite _______ better, I, too, have found myself focusing on “urgent work distractions” over _________ life moments. Most recently, I found myself texting a client while in the middle of my first child’s first ultrasound ... _____ client, guilty mom-to-be. When you add up all of these moments, the sum total is a life ____________ on meaning, joy, connection and even memory.

Solution

  1. companies
  2. happy
  3. knowing
  4. important
  5. shortchanged
  6. interruptions

Original Text

These constant interruptions come at a cost to organizations, too. Companies lose 32 days of productivity each year to employee depression, which is often caused by the stress and burnout of our always-on culture. Despite knowing better, I, too, have found myself focusing on “urgent work distractions” over important life moments. Most recently, I found myself texting a client while in the middle of my first child’s first ultrasound ... happy client, guilty mom-to-be. When you add up all of these moments, the sum total is a life shortchanged on meaning, joy, connection and even memory.

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