Anyone who’s ever worked more than 50 hours a week knows what burnout feels like. To add insult to injury, you’re probably not even getting any more work done by staying late.
As business site Entrepreneur points out, working more hours rarely makes you more productive, past a certain point. While staying late occasionally can help you get a few more things done, working more hours is like the turbo button on a starship: It’s only for quick boosts. If you’re regularly working past 50 hours a week, your productivity is likely going to drop: