Sunday, May 5, 2024

#bookreview of Quiet Quit and Fully Live by Matthew Hess

Quiet Quit & Fully Live: Take Back Your Time, Energy, and Life Through Ethical Disengagement

By: Matthew Hess
Publisher: Pebbity Books
Publication Date: May 9, 2024
ISBN: 979-8-89403-000-5
Reviewed by: Diana Coyle
Review Date: May 1, 2024
The work-life balance is just a dream for many workers, but learning to say “no” to extra work doesn’t have to be a death sentence. In Quiet Quit & Fully Live: Take Back Your Time, Energy, and Life Through Ethical Disengagement by Matthew Hess, achieving the coveted work-life balance is thoroughly explored.
Quiet quitting is a term that many people may not know. A quiet quitter is someone who holds firm to the boundaries he sets of what he will and will not do in his work or personal life. They know when to say “no” to someone asking them to take on more tasks than they should be doing. These people shouldn’t be considered lazy or not team players, but instead they should be seen as individuals who have clear goals and boundaries set for themselves and want a balanced life at work and home.
All people have unique stories and face unique challenges in their lives. That means that one person may have to adjust his quiet quit game plan a bit differently than another might need to, but nonetheless, once you set your goals and boundaries, you can start following the steps to achieving a work-life balance. As you’re sitting down planning what your new goals and boundaries will be, you must keep in mind that it is important to understand that successful quiet quitting should always include you continually performing the minimum job tasks that is required for your position, while always completing these tasks at a satisfactory level, as stated by Hess. If you are fully committed to achieving these necessary prerequisites, then you are properly prepared to plan your quiet quitting game plan.
A major issue for everyone is stress and all the negative consequences that it may cause. We all face stress somewhere in our lives, some even in multiple areas of their lives. Long term stress can lead not only to burnout, but also to many health issues down the road. Stress has such a negative impact on your brain, and you need to be aware of what your body is telling you. You need to act and prevent any future issues and by quiet quitting, you are on the road to helping yourself heal and making healthy adjustments to your work-life balance.
The author offers an abundant amount of suggestions and advice to help in your quiet quitting journey, advice that is helpful and interesting. He provides ideas that you can apply to all aspects of your life, no matter whether you are working or not. It's interesting to note that you can be retired and still incorporate these valuable techniques in your personal life. Quiet Quit and Fully Live is one book that all readers can adapt to their own lives no matter what stage of life they are currently experiencing.
Quill says: Quiet Quit & Fully Live: Take Back Your Time, Energy, and Life Through Ethical Disengagement is an excellent read for anyone considering an adjustment to their life to find a healthier work-life balance. It is highly recommended by this reviewer!

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