Modern work culture (especially in the United States) fetishizes “hard work” above all else, often to the detriment of the people doing the work. This book does an amazing job of summarizing why we have a weird (sometimes subconscious) need to constantly be doing and working. It helped me realize why I always feel on edge on my “days off”. An excellent read no matter what you think of modern work culture, and how we might make steps to fix it.
Do Nothing by Celeste Headlee