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  • Writer's pictureKathy Andrews

3 Reasons You Can’t Stop Working

One study found that the average CEO works 9.7 hours per weekday, which totals just 48.5 hours per workweek. You may be thinking, That’s not too bad. It’s probably about what I work.

But consider this: the CEOs also worked 79 percent of weekend days for an average of 3.9 hours per day. And they worked 70 percent of their vacation days for an average of 2.4 hours per day.

In all, the study found that CEOs worked an average of 62.5 hours a week. And remember, that’s the average. Many leaders work far more.

We all know this isn’t healthy. As the saying goes, “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.” There is real wisdom in that old proverb. If we don’t occasionally stop to sharpen a blade, it gets dull and requires more effort to achieve the same result. The same is true for us.

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