Coming home after a long day of work only to realize that you can fit in just a few short hours of sleep before you're due back in the office can lead anyone to feel anxious and depressed. A new study shows that income and socioeconomic status doesn't matter -- working long hours can increase your risk of depression and mental illness.
The study was published in journal PloS ONE and included more than 2100 participants -- men and women with the mean age of 47. After normalizing income, researchers found that employees were at a higher risk of depression if their entire days and nights were spent working. They were also at a higher risk of heart disease.
So, not only does working long hours get in the way of your productivity, it also has a huge impact on your mental health. To ensure you have work-life balance, you have to make your health a priority and engage in activities outside of work that make you happy. To help you out, try this work-life rating system.