Much to the detriment of our health and well-being, many societies celebrate obsessive work habits. Being a “workaholic” has become a badge of honor, one that unfortunately describes too many of today’s working people.
Workaholics often strain their personal relationships. If you’re married to your work, how much attention can you give your partner?
Instead of quality time with family and friends, workaholics constantly obsess about business, emails, phone calls and reports carried home. They end up not getting enough caring support, recreation, exercise, good meals, and sleep.
Research shows how damaging overworking and obsessing about work is to health. Why, then, do we do it? Is there another way to get work done, get ahead, and avoid the health risks of heart attacks, anxiety, burnout, weight gain, and cigarette and alcohol consumption?
This article explores work habits of workaholics, offers tips from workaholics and suggests five ways to work less and still get ahead.
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Article by Patsi Krakoff, Psy.D.
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