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3 Healthy Reasons to Say No to More Work

By Genevieve Cunningham

Most people work too much. Even if we're not technically supposed to be working, many burn the midnight oil anyway, working hard to get ahead. Other times, we work too much because we're afraid to tell our superiors no. We think saying no will put us behind in one way or another -- maybe put us behind for a promotion or even just in reputation. And because of this desire to move forward coupled with the fear of turning down work, we end up working ourselves into a frenzy, and it's showing up in our health. But maybe it's time to make a change. Maybe it's time to say no to more work and yes to a day off. If you're guilty of spending all your time at work, take a look at these healthy reasons to say no to more work and head home instead.

To Give You Back Some Time

When you say no to more work, you're saying yes to more time. And every single person would love to have some time back. With this time, you could do any number of things that would actually improve your health -- exercise, journal, spend time with loved ones, or even just rest! If you've ever felt that your time is rushing you by, take some of it back by saying no.

To Lower Stress

More work equals more stress. And more stress equals a decline in health. We spend way too much of our time feeling stress over one situation or another. We fret and worry, and then we attempt to cram even more work and activities into our lives. Why? It would be easier and far healthier to simply say no to more work. To take a break. To get some rest. If you've been feeling stressed, it's just one more great reason to stop working yourself into the ground.

To Help You Find Balance

A happy life is one that is balanced. One that allows for both hard work and play. Work-life balance is one of the hardest things to find, but you definitely won't find it if you're always at work. Say no to more work just to allow yourself a chance at finding this infamous balance. The more balance you're able to find, the healthier you're going to be and the better you're going to feel overall. You may actually be surprised at the huge difference that a little balance makes on your health, mood, and life in general. 

Don't get caught in the trap of more and more work. It's not healthy, and you won't be happy long-term. Say no. Take time for yourself. And don't feel bad about it! More work isn't always better. Use your judgement, be selfish with your time, and watch your health improve like never before.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in West Jordan, Utah.

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