What is toxic productivity and what are the signs?

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The pandemic has convinced us we have to be useful at all times. Here’s what that mentality looks like, and how to deal with it. Photo: Pexels


(Brittany Wong/ Huffington Post) — Think about your work ethic during the pandemic. Have you been more productive than usual? Do you rush to volunteer for projects at work, even when your plate is already full? Do you promise to make dinner as soon as you finish “one last thing” on your to-do list? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, you might be suffering from toxic productivity.

What, you ask? How can productivity, that time-honored marker of success, be toxic? We’re here to explain. (…)

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