Long hours at work can lead to hypertension and death. A study of over 24,000 workers in California by reseachers at the University of California has found that working over 40 hours a week has a direct relationship to higher blood pression and hypertension. Link
The Pope announced that too much work can lead to “hardness of the heart”. He advises that more time should be spent on reflection, meditation, contemplation. Link
What’s the real message here?
Become more efficient. Get the same work done in less time.
Think and plan your work, work SMARTER not HARDER.
Slowing down does not mean being lazy. It requires planning and discipline, and these take time.
Take more time to enjoy life and family, adjust your priorities.
If you are in a leadership position, find out why your people are working consistent overtime, and intervene. You could be saving their lives and improving their health.