It's okay to be ambitious and driven to be the best in your chosen field but if you're not careful, this lifestyle can be a slippery slope that can lead to detrimental long-term consequences.
So are you a workaholic? Read this #Thread to find out.
Workaholics are typically the first to arrive in the office and the last to leave, or they log in after-hours and work into the night.
But do extra hours equal productive hours? Studies suggest that this isn't always the case.
Workaholism isn’t simply defined by working long hours. True workaholism, is the inability to turn off thoughts of work.
The more you can turn off outside the office and stay calm during work hours, the less stressed you are and vice versa.
Workaholics have a lot of bad habits that can hamper health. Constrained for time, some turn to junk food, some inhale lunch at their desks and others skip meals altogether. Exercise is often abandoned and sleep habits get thrown off schedule.
One of the most obvious signs of workaholism is the relationship between a workaholic and his family and friends.
Family members and close friends are often the first to feel their absence.
Workaholics tend to miss important life milestones like anniversaries and birthdays because of work.
And the damage doesn’t stop there. Children of workaholics tend to have more anxiety or depression.
Workaholics define their self and self-esteem by achievement only and the culprit is perfectionism. When there are unrealistic expectations, a worker will rarely feel satisfied with themselves.
Learn to see your worth beyond your work.
2. Exercise and meditate
3. Limit time-wasting activities and people
4. Restructure your life. What changes could make life easier for you?
5. Let go of perfectionism
We found a test you can even take to find out if you exhibit other signs of workaholism. Just click below to take it: