Work Addiction

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”WORK ADDICTION” font_container=”tag:h1|text_align:left” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_column_text]Like other addictions, working is also a complicated addiction. People addicted to work are often called workaholics (Robinson, 1999). It is a serious and legitimate type of compulsive disorder (Robinson, 1999). Researchers suggest that work addiction begins during childhood and is carried into adulthood, resulting in low self-esteem.

A person is never satisfied and always thinks he needs to achieve more and more in his life. He tries to be a perfectionist but perfection is always unattainable. He always sets goals to achieve. When those goals are achieved, he again sets new goals. He bypasses his family, friends, and colleagues. He does not care a great deal about get togethers or any celebrations (Robinson & Post, 1995). His only love is work, work, and work. Indeed, working is a good habit, but it should be within limits so that it does not affect your personal, physical, mental, and professional life. An addict wants to achieve his goals at any cost. So, he might indulge in bad behaviors to attain his goals.


For all workaholics, the very first step in treatment is to admit that some problem exists. This admission is very difficult but is a key step to treat the addiction. Afterwards, there are many ways to treat your issues. You need to get plenty of rest. Try to make a schedule for your daily routine. Make your family, friends, and get togethers a priority. Try to give importance to others instead of work. Play some games to refresh your mind. Try to hire a counselor. He will help you to make a daily schedule. Peer and family support is essential to overcome this addiction. Meditation is very helpful in addicted, exhausted, and disturbed persons with busy lives and who are always in search of new goals (Shonin, Gordon, & Griffiths, 2014). If you want your healthy life back, try to think positively and keep yourself relaxed so that you will pass every hurdle in your life.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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