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The 8-8-8 Rule: The theory that will improve your wellbeing

The 8-8-8 Rule: The theory that will improve your wellbeing

DECEMBER 2023 | 2 minutes

What is the 8-8-8 rule?

The "Three Eights" philosophy proposes a revolutionary way of organising our day: 8 hours to rest, 8 to work and 8 to enjoy. This formula, which at Actiu we call Cool Working, seeks a psychological and emotional balance that improves well-being and promotes a fuller and more passionate life.

The 8-8-8 rule is not only about distributing time equally; it also has a significant impact on productivity and personal well-being. Experts endorse this philosophy as an effective tool for combating workaholism, reducing stress and boosting self-esteem. The key lies in learning to allocate the hours of the day consciously and efficiently.

A way of being and working based on wellbeing

The Three Eights Rule

8 hours to sleep, 8 hours to work and 8 hours to enjoy.

8 hours of rest: Regain the strength to pursue your dreams.

Rest, relax your mind and regain your strength. You'll feel fit enough to keep working towards your dreams.

The first part of this rule focuses on rest. By dedicating 8 hours to sleep, we allow our mind and body to recover, being in top shape to face the challenges of the next day. This pause time is essential to maintain a psychological and emotional balance that propels us to work towards our dreams with renewed energy.

8 hours of work: Be more creative and enjoy what you do.

Organise yourself the way you want. Enjoy your time to be more creative. If you love what you do you won't feel like you are working.

The 8 hours at work does not mean working less, but working more effectively and creatively. Flexible organisation gives us the freedom to be more creative, and when we love what we do, work becomes an expression of our passion. Actiu promotes this intelligent approach to transform the perception of work and discover our infinite freedom in it.

8 hours of leisure: Recharge energies

Enjoy, disconnect, recharge your energy and find your own moments to feel good throughout the day. Apply yourself with passion to your personal projects.

The 8 hours of leisure time are not simply free time; they are crucial moments to completely disconnect. Recharging and enjoying pleasurable activities, such as sports or hobbies, are essential. Changing activities not only improves cognitive health but also revitalises the mind, preparing us to approach new working days with enthusiasm.

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In short, the 8-8-8 rule is presented as an effective formula to improve personal well-being and quality of life. At Actiu, we advocate Cool Working, encouraging everyone to adopt this philosophy to face the coming year with balance, passion and a renewed perspective. Discover how this theory can transform your life and enjoy lasting well-being. Practice the 8-8-8 rule and make every day count!