Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Checking emails too often leads to stress!

Is your inbox burning you out? 
According to researchers from the University of British Columbia (UBC), easing up on email checking can
help reduce psychological stress.
“Our findings showed that people felt less stressed when they checked their email less often,“ said Kostadin Kushlev, PhD candidate at UBC's department of Psychology .
During the study, 124 adults were instructed to limit checking email to three times daily for a week.
Others were told to check email as often as they could.
These instructions were then reversed for the participants during a subsequent week.
During the study period, participants also answered brief daily surveys, including information about their stress levels.
People find it difficult to resist the temptation of checking email and yet resisting this temptation reduces their stress, he found.

1 comment:

  1. When we are on a boating weekend I use the computer in the morning for a bit and then it's off until the next morning. Most restful weekends are my boating weekends. I so agree with this.

    Have a fabulous day. ☺