Bureaucrats who admitted being extremely bored at work were 2.5 times more likely to be dead of cardiovascular disease two decades later, according to Annie Britton and Martin Shipley at University College London. Highly bored workers "are more likely to die younger than those who are not bored," the researchers say in an April 2010 article in the International Journal of Epidemiology.
You can expect to spend roughly 50 years in the workplace — more if economic downturns delay your retirement. How can you remain stimulated and fulfilled, not grow bored or depleted? Periodically revitalize your career by switching industries or companies, or fine-tuning your current role.
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