You Work Too Hard
Take a Break

Do you work too hard?

According to the Center for American Progress on the topic of work and family life balance," in 1960, only 20 percent of mothers worked. Today, 70 percent of American children live in households where all adults are employed." (Source:

A survey done by reports that:

  • 26% of employees work on the weekend;
  • 46% discuss business with colleagues after hours;
  • 32% bring work on vacation.

Do any of those apply to you?

Many companies have cut back on staff, requiring the remaining employees to take on more responsibilities and workload.

But good managers know that "all work and no play" makes Jack and Jill dull employees. When workers take a vacation, even a short one, they come back recharged, re-energized, and more productive.

Relaxing rests the mind and rejuvenates the body.

Also, according to the article, "Studies show that women who take at least two vacations a year are 50% less likely to develop heart disease than those who go rarely or not at all; men cut their risk by 30%."

"If you are in a position to reduce your hours you may be surprised at the positive effect it can have on your well-being. Alternatively, you may be able to negotiate flexible working hours so you can meet family and personal commitments – and obtain greater work/life balance." (Source:

Your employer really can get along without you for a few days. No one should work too hard. It's not healthy!

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