Depression And Job Burnout: You Can Work-Up A Depression

The old saying is, "All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy."

It turns out that all work and no play also makes Jack a depressed, stressed out, sick boy.

The Families and Work Institute in New York surveyed more than 1000 families concerning work and the impact work has on their well-being. The results indicated that too much work and not enough play results in increased depression, stress, and health problems.

Forty-four percent of those surveyed felt over-worked.

Situations that increased the probability of feeling over-worked included having too many work related tasks to do in a short time and believing one's work is unimportant or of low value.

If a person enjoys their work they were less likely to feel over-worked.

Also, not taking vacations contributes to feeling over-worked.

If you are feeling depressed and burnout, taking some time off and playing can help. So have some fun!

To learn more about how you can help your depression and burnout click here.

Source: Lewis, D. E. Too many tasks, too little play can cause depression. March 26, 2005.