Study Explained Why You Should Separate Your Work and Personal Lives

According to a new study from the University of Zurich, Switzerland, employees who mix their professional and personal lives feel more emotionally exhausted and have the lower sense of well-being than people who maintain a clear separation between work and personal lives.personal lives

For the study, a team of researchers analyzed the data of 1,916 employees from German-speaking countries where about 50% worked least 40 hours per week.

Study co-author Ariane Wepfer of the Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Prevention Institute of the University of Zurich, says: “Employees who integrated work into their non-work life reported being more exhausted because they recovered less. This lack of recovery activities furthermore explains why people who integrate their work into the rest of their lives have a lower sense of well-being.”