3rd January, 2023

When Working Harder Doesn’t Work

With Rachel Morris

Dr Rachel Morris

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How have you been living your life so far?

Most of us have worked hard all our lives to be successful. Whilst hard work is commendable, it can start to define your life. Instead, how about we try to work happier so that we can find fulfillment in everything we do.

In this quick dip episode, Rachel talks about what to do when working harder isn’t working anymore. She explains why working harder is actually counterproductive and why it can fail us. Rachel also shares simple but powerful tips to flip your mindset and adopt a healthy work ethic. Work hard at your job, but work twice as hard in looking after yourself. That is how you can create a life worth living.

If you want to know how to work happier instead of harder, tune in to this episode!

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Reasons to listen

  1. Discover why working hard is failing you instead of leading you to success.
  2. Learn why you should write a ‘to be’ list instead of a ‘to do’ list
  3. Understand the importance of embracing your limits.

Episode highlights


Working Hard in High-Stress Jobs


Why Working Harder is Failing Us


Guilt from Not Working Harder


Focus on Working Happier, Not Working Harder


Flipping the Mindset


‘To Do’ List vs ‘To Be’ List


Recognise Your Limits

Episode transcript

Rachel Morris: This is a You Are Not A Frog quick tip. A tiny taster of the kinds of things we talk about on our full podcast episodes. I’ve chosen today’s topic to give you a helpful boost in the time it takes to have a cup of tea, so you can return to whatever else you’re up to feeling energised and inspired. For more tools, tips, and insights to help you thrive at work, don’t forget to subscribe to You Are Not A Frog wherever you get your podcasts. I’d like to talk to you about what to do…

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