Checking Email After Work Leads To Stress And Anxiety, Study Finds

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Work for some people seems to be never ending with everyone being connected with smartphones, and with that connectivity comes with always being reachable. This can lead to always being stressed because of worrying of being called back to work instead of taking your actual day off and resting when needed.

Key Takeaways:

  • According to new research, constantly being connected and expected to answer emails after quitting time is shown to be associated with more detrimental effects on mental and emotional health than we might think.
  • The real problem was the mere expectation to be available by email all the time, causing employees to feel stressed and anxious from remaining in a prolonged, never-ending state of uncertainty. E
  • France has been long pushing to pass labor laws that make it illegal for companies to maintain a work culture that cultivates the expectation to answer emails after working hours.

“According to new research, constantly being connected and expected to answer emails after quitting time is shown to be associated with more detrimental effects on mental and emotional health than we might think.”

http://www.care2.com/greenliving/checking-email-after-work-leads-to-stress-and-anxiety-study-finds.html

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