10 Tips to Combat Coronavirus 10 Tips to Combat Coronavirus

ADVERTISEMENT

Answering Emails After Work Is Bad for Your Health

Answering Emails After Work

Story at-a-glance -

  • People who respond to e-mails during non-work hours report worse sleep, higher levels of burnout, and increased health-related absences from work
  • Responding immediately to workplace demands, even during off hours, interferes with needed recovery time and increases stress-related outcomes
  • Use your non-work hours to truly unwind and engage in stress-relieving behaviors, like exercise, meditation, and pleasurable hobbies

By Dr. Mercola

The majority of US workers (52 percent) check their e-mail during non-work hours, including on sick days. Depending on your employer, it may be an unspoken requirement to respond immediately, but, more likely, you respond right away not because of actual workplace policy but due to a phenomenon known as “telepressure.”


Read the Full Article for Free!
Subscribe to the #1 Natural Health Newsletter
  • Unlock censored health information that Google doesn't want you to read
  • Keep your privacy secure — We are no longer active on Facebook and are blocking our content from Google search to ensure your privacy stays protected
  • Get access to all of Dr. Mercola's health articles, E-books and special reports

Existing Subscribers: Enter your email address for instant access