A team of Oregon researchers recently found that individuals who don’t neglect their sex life at home are more likely to show increased productivity at the workplace. In other words, it has been scientifically proven that a steady balance between personal and professional needs can lead to a healthier, less stressful life.
- Researchers found that people who engaged in sexual activity the night before are more likely to be productive and enjoy their work.
- The key to successfully balance work and personal life is to keep them completely separated.
- The positive effects of a romantic night linger for approximately 24 hours.
According to Keith Leavitt, co-author of the study and associate professor at Oregon State University, individuals leading an active sex life are more likely to complete tasks and enjoy their work than those who don’t.
Moreover, Leavitt, who is also a top expert in organizational behavior, declared that the study comes to prove the importance of separating work from personal life. People should leave their problems at the office and try to relax and focus more on their partners once they get home. This way, not only will they manage to shed the stress accumulated during the first part of the day, but they will also maintain a healthy relationship with their life partners.
When a person engages in intimate relations, the brain releases a substance called dopamine. This neurotransmitter, alongside oxytocin, makes the individual feel happy, its effects lingering well into the next day, making it a natural mood enhancer.
In order to reach these conclusions, Leavitt and his team analyzed 159 volunteers. For two weeks, the married participants were asked to fill out short questionnaires at the beginning and end of each work day.
After gathering and processing all the necessary data, the researchers found that all volunteers who engaged in sexual intercourse at home were more likely to be in a cheerful mood the next day. Furthermore, the chirpy disposition influenced their productivity, helping them work more efficiently while enjoying their tasks.
The positive effects of dopamine lingered for approximately 24 hours, both male and female volunteers experiencing the same moods for equal time frames.
“This is a reminder that sex has social, emotional, and psychological benefits, and it’s important to make it a priority,” Leavitt declared.
The researchers are advising employers to encourage their staff to keep church and state separated as happy and relaxed employees generate more profit than disgruntled, stressed ones.
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