Working Only One Day a Week Is Good for Your Mental Health
You're not going to believe this, but if you had a SIX-DAY WEEKEND, your life would be pretty sweet.
A new study out of England found that working just one day a week is best for your mental health.
If you work any more than that, you're not getting any extra mental health benefits. But if you work less than that, in other words... if you're unemployed, you are missing out on the mental health benefits you get from a job, like feeling productive.
The researchers say, "The traditional model, in which everyone works around 40 hours a week, was never based on how much work was good for people." Well you don't say!
But even if one day of work is the best for us, it's not what we really want.
A survey asked people how many days a week they'd want to work if money wasn't an issue and they liked their job, and only 2% said one day a week. That's the same amount of people who said six days or seven days.
28% said three days a week, 21% said four days, 11% said five days, and 14% said NO DAYS. The rest of people weren't sure.