The academic environment challenges recovery in many ways. Always being available, the “publish or perish” culture, and being passionate about one’s work, makes it more difficult to find time (or permission) for recovery. However, recovery is critical for a sustainable, healthy and successful work life. In this podcast episode Maria Törnroos and Maija Taka present research and practical tips on how to balance productivity, recovery, and wellbeing. We also get to hear great advice on recovery from Associate Professor Olli-Pekka Kauppila. If you feel that you’re too busy to recover, this episode is especially for you!