You’re dedicated. A go-getter, the ultimate team player… You come to the office early, stay late, and answer emails in the middle of the night.
You may also be a workaholic.
Let’s be clear…working hard is not the same as being a workaholic.
Workaholics are addicts… addicted to the adrenaline or the high their mind and body feels from the product of their success. But your obsessive-compulsive tendencies may be the root cause of resulting stress, anxiety, fatigue and irritability. It’s an essential distinction:
The imbalance of work and your social life will affect your relationships. Workaholics tend to isolate themselves, feeling lonely and guilty due to their vacancy. This, in turn, can often lead to depression.
Burnout is a state of mental, physical and emotional exhaustion due to excessive and prolonged levels of high stress in your work environment. Burnout will cause problems for your health and relationships. Don’t ignore it!
Click the link to listen to the full interview I gave on Radio MD. Learn how to bounce back to a more balanced, happy and healthy life.