We live in a society that values the overachiever. Having a good work ethic is definitely key to living your #best life, but it is also important to balance your work life with a sense of play. Without this balance, you could experience burnout. I can imagine someone reading this and asking why is being addicted to work a bad thing? What's wrong with being the first to arrive, the last to leave, refusing to take vacations, and saying yes to piles of work? If I can be honest for a moment, people who are addicted to work are not often team players. In fact, they often do not delegate making managing their workload efficiently very difficult.
If you are wondering if you are a workaholic here are 8 signs you may be addicted to working:
-You become highly stressed when you are forced to turn off your digital devices
-You have been called a "control freak" by significant people in your life
-You neglect aspects of your personal life (ex: not showing up for important events for others)
-Your loved ones complain about how much you work
-You often get caught not paying attention to what's going on around you because you're focused on work
-You are a perfectionist
-You are always busy
-You have trouble relaxing or having fun when you are not working
Using work to escape the emotional discomfort of life is a coping skill for many workaholics and can often be a cover for feelings of inadequacy. If you or someone you know is addicted to work and would like to explore treatment options, please get in touch with me. I would love to help you find some balance in your busy life.