How do you work?

05 June 2017

I stumbled across a great quote about work at the hairdressers the other day. It was part of this tongue-in-cheek exit-interview with the cast of Girls, as the series finished up. The show's executive producer, Jenni Konner, asked the questions and I especially loved Lena Dunham's response to what she would change about her time on the show:

"Making my deal with HBO as a 23-year-old woman, I felt that I had so much to prove. I felt like I had to be the person who answered emails the fastest, stayed up the latest, worked the hardest. 

As much as I love my job, I really, like, injured myself in some ways. If I had felt like, "You're worth of eight hours of sleep, not four; you're worthy of turning your phone off on a Saturday," I don't think it would have changed the outcome of the show. [But] I could have worked with a sense of joy and excitement, rather than guilt and anxiety of being 'found out'. 

Can you relate? I used to pull some crazy hours when I was in my twenties and am much more sensible these days (and productive too!).

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