Checking Your Work Email at Home Could Literally Kill You
You know, there's something kind of off about being reachable 24 hours a day.
We all know we should push back when work wants us to stay on email after hours . . . but we don't. So make sure your boss somehow hears about this study today . . . it might be the only way to change their mind.
A new study out of Germany found that checking your work email at home could LITERALLY kill you.
Researchers studied more than 57,000 people and found people who checked work emails and sometimes wound up doing work at home were more likely to have heart problems, headaches, anxiety, insomnia, fatigue, and stomach issues.
The theory here is pretty simple . . . when you're "always on," you never give your body and mind a chance to relax and recuperate. Over time, all that extra stress adds up until your body just can't handle it anymore.
So, you know, don't feel bad if you don't check your email constantly. Even if they want you to download apps to your phone which was totally voluntary a few weeks ago and now it's mandatory, don't worry too much about it.
Well. I might be in trouble now.
Here's hoping the bosses have a sense of humor?