Working for long hours without a break results in stress, anxiety, depression and associated mental diseases. Modern day life demands more productivity in terms of outcomes. People try to balance jobs and responsibilities at home. In doing so they lose control of their mind and fall ill.
It’s not for the first time that overwork has been linked to mental ailments. In Europe, an average weekly workload cannot surpass 48/week. European health and safety regulators were quick to establish a link between overwork and mental disorders, which resulted in formal outlining and implementation of labor laws in the 1990s.
overwork and mental stress
In Japan, Karoshi is the term used to explain the same phenomenon of overwork amidst mental strains.
A human mind is a sensitive machine. Billions of nerve fibers are spread across our body and complete the process of communication, coordination, and control. Our mind and the brain machinery the physical mental infrastructure succumb to injuries as a result of overwork. We are forced to concentrate more to meet the requirements of a post-industrial world. In the process, we have lost the all-important balance of natural and are being vulnerable to premature death and decay.
Too much competition and an over-anxious approach to win over others are having serious impacts on our mental health. Lack of coordination and motivation by the peers too results in mental strains, and the person feels mentally dejected, down and out. Frustration creeps in over a period of time which results in the development of depressive and anti-social traits which can lead to a more chronic set of mental disorders.
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