Could You Be A Workaholic?
- Working late and/or taking work home often and unnecessarily.
- Checking messages at home, or at inappropriate times such as during family dinners, holidays.
- Consistently canceling plans.
- Your relationships are suffering because you are always working.
- Lack of sleep or poor sleep.
- You're defined by your work
Do you gain a sense of comfort when working? Do you feel guilty or restless if you are not busy doing something? I personally can not, not, be doing something. I always have 10-15 or more computer windows and Chrome tabs open so I can easily and quickly switch between tasks rather than take any downtime.
Workaholics will put the job before and above all else. Holidays, family time, it doesn't matter. A workaholic spends little-to-no time connecting with others and will always arrange their schedules so work comes first.
As I mentioned above, a workaholic has very little time for socializing. Some may even stress out from the guilt of doing something for themselves. A workaholic must make themselves completely available and indispensable to their job and have oftentimes been accused of being a martyr.
A workaholic cannot admit they have a problem, or they might not even realize it. Working long hours, "to the bone", is acceptable in our society and quite often expected.
Oftentimes a workaholic doesn't even like their job, but they have a need to remain busy rather than have nothing to do.