If you feel like you’re working more hours than you used to, it may be because you ARE. A new study finds getting emails after work hours, not only eats into your ‘off time’ it also causes a special kind of stress.
It’s called ‘anticipatory stress.’ It’s not so much dealing with the actual email that comes in outside normal work hours. It’s the worry that one might.
“ You know you never leave work behind so even when you’re at your kid’s soccer game you’re still checking your email or worrying about email that might come or thinking about an email that you got.”