Avoid Burnout! 5 Tips to Keep Your Weekends Workfree

Regularly working 10- or 12-hour days is a recipe for burnout.

 five tips to avoid working weekends

A new survey by The Creative Group suggests that weekends are no longer for relaxing, as more workers are bringing their work home.

Sixty-two percent of respondents interviewed said they bring work home at least one weekend per month, with 12 percent reporting they do it every weekend. When asked how many hours they work each week, the average response was 47 hours. More than four in 10 (41 percent) respondants are putting in 50-plus hour workweeks.

The national study was developed by The Creative Group and conducted by an independent research firm. It is based on 400 telephone interviews — 200 with respondents randomly selected from companies with 100 or more employees and 200 with respondents randomly selected from agencies with 20 or more employees.

“Working weekends is not exclusive to senior leaders, but it may be more common,” said Diane Domeyer, executive director of The Creative Group.

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