Working Overtime?


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A lot of people out there have to work long hours.  While this may be good for their paycheck, the long hours can be physically grueling and mentally difficult overtime.  After awhile, working long hours can be difficult.  And, sooner or later you are going to get worn out.  In addition, those that work long hours are more at risk for mental illnesses including anxiety, depression, and Seasonal Affective Disorder.


Mental Illnesses


Mental illnesses seem to be common among the overworked individuals.  Why?  Too often they do not get the sleep necessary to function at working capacity.  And, after awhile their body suffers.  They do not handle the stress as well and they are more susceptible to mental illnesses and even physical illnesses


Combating The Problem


One idea to help combat the problem is implementing light therapy at your desk.  Although it may not solve the problem completely, it could make a huge impact.  In several mental illness cases, light therapy has proven to be extremely effective.  And, it is typically helpful for those that sit at a desk all day and do not have access to sunlight.  The sun can help stimulate serotonin and decrease the problems associated with mental illnesses.  Therefore, if you do not have time to spend in the sun, spend time with bright lights.  It will make a difference.