Arianna Huffington on Burning Out at Work

The founder of the Huffington Post on her painful burnout and learning when to lean back
Illustration by Jimmy Turrell

I disagree with a policy of needing to be at the office. I don’t want rules about where people work. The whole debate around where you work is just a tiny part of what we’re dealing with. Because we’re able to work from everywhere, we’re expected to work from everywhere. You answer e-mails until midnight and get up to answer more at 7 in the morning. What I say to people here is, “Once you leave the office, unless there’s an emergency, you’re off.”

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