Forced Smiles At Work Make You More Likely To Drink
DON'T FAKE THAT SMILE AT WORK...IT MIGHT LEAD TO MORE DRINKING AFTER HOURS
(CNN) – You’ve probably been told to “put on a happy face,” but could that forced smile be linked to covering up emotions with an unhealthy habit?
New research from Penn State University and the University of Buffalo found faking happy at work, leads to heavier alcohol consumption after clocking out.
The study focused specifically on employees who interact with the public like nurses, teachers, and waiters.
It found a link between not being able to display negative emotions at work and an increase in heavy drinking off the job.
Through surveying more than 1,500 U.S. workers, participants cited faking positivity as draining.
Researchers say the findings could help employers create better work environments.