Workaholic

Lose The Workaholic, Keep The Productive You

Are you or someone you care about working themselves into the ground? Being a workaholic is an unhealthy state of working and in the long run it is counterproductive.

Are you or someone you care about working themselves into the ground? Being a workaholic is an unhealthy state of working and in the long run it is counterproductive.

So who or what is a workaholic? A workaholic is a person who is addicted to work. Like all addictions, it doesn’t necessarily mean the person enjoys their work; it can imply that they simply feel compelled to do it.  Workaholism is not the same thing as working hard.

Workaholics will clock up extraordinary hours and sacrifice their health and time with their loved ones for their jobs. As a result workaholics are frequently ineffective employees, because they find it difficult to be team players. Other characteristics a workaholic might display are: trouble delegating or entrusting co-workers, taking on more than they can handle.

The term workaholic usually has a more negative connotation, and it is sometimes used by people who wish to express their devotion to their career in positive terms. The “work” in question is usually associated with a paying “bring home the bacon” job, but it may also refer to non-paying pursuits such as hobbies, sports, music and art.

Sadly workaholics feel the necessity and urge to be busy all the time, often to the point of performing tasks that really aren’t required for the successful completion of a task. Likewise – not the best employee, because they tend to be focussed on being busy, instead of focusing on being productive.

Another little point to note is that workaholics often have troubles sleeping, because their personalities tend to be stressed, sleep deprivation results in impaired brain and cognitive function.

Fortunately workaholics can be helped successfully with hypnotherapy and clinical hypnosis.