In the summer of 2019, I began to notice a concerning trend among my coaching clients - high-ranking executives, successful entrepreneurs, physician leaders, and elite athletes. Whereas I used to spend most of my time with them discussing high-performance habits and routines, over the past few years I'd been hearing something else. "I'm dying for a break," said my client Tim, the chief physician of adult and family medicine at a large health care system. "But even when I try to take a single weekend off, I can't seem to go more than a few hours without opening my work email. Logically I know I don't have to - and I don't really want to - but I feel compelled to check. To be honest, I become restless and insecure if I don't."
- From The Practice of Groundedness: A Transformative Path to Success That Feeds - Not Crushes - Your Soul by Brad Stulberg