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How do you treat workaholics?
- Learn to shut it down. Make a pact with yourself that you will not work past a certain time, and honor that time to shut everything down.
- Give yourself a break.
- Change your mindset.
- Treat it seriously.
- Don’t bring it home.
- Meditate on it.
- Set healthy boundaries.
How being a workaholic affects mental health? Workaholism or work addiction risk is a growing public health concern that can lead to many negative mental and physical health outcomes such as depression, anxiety or sleep disorder. Perception of work (job demands and job control) may become a major cause of employees’ work addiction.
Is workaholism a mental illness? Work addiction, often called workaholism, is a real mental health condition. Like any other addiction, work addiction is the inability to stop the behavior. It often stems from a compulsive need to achieve status and success, or to escape emotional stress.
How do you help a workaholic relax?
- Get over the guilt.
- Set a 5-Minute Timer on Your Phone and Do Nothing.
- Commit to 20-Hours a Week of Taking Care of Yourself.
- Every now and then, take an hour to check into your body.
- Day drink in the park with friends or a dog.