After collapsing from exhaustion eight years ago, Arianna Huffington had a realization that re-shaped her way of life.
The media guru who founded The Huffington Post now touts the importance of sleep in her latest book, Thrive. She has installed nap rooms for employees at the Post’s office and encourages disconnecting from technology — but could she have gotten to the place she’s at now if she had followed her own advice at the beginning of her career?
Huffington seems to think so.
“I would not only be where I am, I would be where I am with less damage to my health, my relationships, less worry and anxiety,” she says.
Huffington is excited that conversations surrounding meditation and sleep have become more mainstream.
“We are all living a little bit under the collective delusion that burnout is the essential price for success, and all the modern scientific findings make it very clear that that’s not the case,” she says. “New science is validating ancient wisdom about the importance of sleep, of renewal, of what we are calling unplugging and recharging.”
However, Huffington’s own media channel might be, in part, to blame for the obsession with being interconnected and constantly in the digital world.
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