More people are working from home than ever before. These lifestyle changes can meaningfully impact productivity, stress, and mental health. For example, researchers found that merely thinking that your employer expects you to monitor work email during nonwork hours can ramp up anxiety and harm romantic relationships.
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- Pressure to answer work emails during non-work hours negatively affected employees’ health, and decreased the relationship satisfaction of both the employee and their significant other.
- Briefly looking at the color green before working on a creative task (such as coming up with unusual uses for common objects) increased creativity.
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