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Slacking Off at Work to Reduce Stress

Being a Slacker Reduces Work Stress

If the daily grind is getting to you, slacking off (even though it might sound counterproductive) will reduce the stress from work, according to a study by the Journal of Applied Psychology. That means that if problems are popping up at work, sleeping on it or avoiding the issue would be beneficial for your mental health. The researchers say that "disengaging from stressful roles temporarily, may actually help."

Personally, the longer I put things off, the more stress I feel. That's because I put more pressure on myself to mentally remind myself to do certain tasks and I'm constantly fearful of forgetting. The to-dos linger in my mind as I'm dozing off to sleep, which is why I find that penning a do-not-do list is extremely handy!

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snarkypants snarkypants 5 years
i slack at my job all the time. just because even working at 20%, i'm still the most efficient person in my office. by a long shot.
amber512 amber512 5 years
I get really stressed if I don't get things done extremely early. But I know people who simply don't care. They don't get stressed by slacking off because they truly don't care if they inconvenience someone else.
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