Are you always the last one to leave the office? Have you ever joked about being married to the job?
If that’s you, maybe it’s time to look at your relationship with work.
In this blog we take a look at the tell tale signs of a workaholic and some simple steps to take positive action.
There is no medical definition of a workaholic, but if you are feeling an overall sense of being compelled never to stop working, it probably is a sure sign you are in dangerous territory.
This could mean carrying your work around with you all day, everyday. Checking emails at dinner. Or maybe working while on holiday.
Other warning signs which mean you need to make changes are:
1. You think of how you can free up more time to work.
2. You spend much more time working than initially intended.
3. You work in order to reduce feelings of guilt, anxiety, helplessness and/or depression.
4. You have been told by others to cut down on work without listening to them.
5. You become stressed if you are prohibited from working.
6. You prioritize hobbies, leisure activities, and/or exercise because of your work.
7. You work so much that it has negatively influenced your health.
So what can you do about it?
Thankfully if you recognise the warning signs there are simple steps you can to take to make positive change…
So next time you feel yourself overworking, remember that you’re not benefiting anyone, especially yourself.