When Work Becomes A Haven From Stress At Home

When Work Becomes A Haven From Stress At Home

“Moms who worked full time reported significantly better physical and mental health than moms who worked part time, research involving more than 2,500 mothers found. And mothers who worked part time reported better health than moms who didn’t work at all.

Working and juggling family responsibilities can be stressful. But can work, despite its demands, be less stressful than the alternative?

Mothers who worked longer hours had more juggling to do. They had more demands on their time and more stress. How could they possibly be in better physical and mental health?”

I was actually surprised by this survey; I expected that part time work would be the least stressful alternative. Looking forward to seeing more research in this field.

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4 thoughts on “When Work Becomes A Haven From Stress At Home

  1. This article makes a lot of sense. Going to work used to be an opportunity to step back from the stress and responsibilities of having two small kids, and it was great. Now that I’m at home with them, I find smaller ways to get that feeling–not interrupting my own meals, using gym childcare so I can focus on working out, etc.

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