You’re the hardest-working person in the office. All your slacker coworkers clock out at 5 P.M. sharp, but not you! You’re still grinding it out well past dinnertime. Vacation? You don’t have time for that. Heck, you don’t even have time for a relaxing weekend – you’re always bringing work home to occupy your Saturdays and Sundays. That’s why you’re the best.
Or so you might think.
You may not be as much of a workaholic as our caricature is, but if you’re regularly working over the weekend, that’s a habit you should break ASAP. You might believe it makes you more productive, but research suggests that working more than 50 hours a week doesn’t translate to significant performance gains. In fact, at the 55-hour mark, your productivity actually decreases.
That’s not to mention all the negative affects that working too much can have on your physical health, your psychological well-being, your relationships, and so on and so forth.
Don’t believe me? Check out this infographic from personal lenders NetCredit, which explores the 14 reasons why you should take your weekends off: