Causes of Work- holism:-
Psychologists debate that all addictions of workaholics are driven by fear. Psychologist Barbara Killinger tells readers of Psychology Today that self-doubt afflicts sufferers normally when they reach the peak of their accomplishments, and it manifests itself as several fears. Workaholics are often achievers with histories of success. The longer the success streak goes unbroken, the more intense the fear of failure becomes. Being gifted thinkers, workaholics also fear boredom. Laziness, too, is the object of fear.
Results of Work-holism:-
Time robbed from family and friends eventually leads to breakdowns in relationships. Divorce, alienation from children and extended family, and an inability to relate to neighbors and old friends are the consequences of unaddressed work addiction. Beyond severed relationships, the workaholic may suffer from deteriorating health. A work addict can suffer from elevated stress, higher blood pressure, anger, anxiety and depression. Perhaps the most ironic effect of work addiction is early burnout, making the workaholic less useful to an employer.
‘NO’ to Work-holism
Aayra is an engineer working in a Soft ware Company. Having attended a training workshop, Aayra could understand about work addiction, early. She found out some activities which are humane and edifying. The great works and achievements in art, music, spirituality, philosophy, history and science helped her. Aayra changed her ethical and spiritual priority and started listening music and dedicated her extra time in spirituality which taught her to balance work, life and leisure.
Veda, an executive, balanced the work and life through nature. Nature has got its own curing and calming effect. To be the part of nature, observing nature, watching the movement of stars, spending time at beaches will de-stress you. Therefore it’s important to see where you place your work in comparison to friends, family and loved ones. One should never give up friends and family just for a job. This is a rule of the thumb. Reflect on your priorities!
Thirteen suggestions to enjoy work & life and keep away from work- holism
- 1. Keep a balance between work and life
- 2. Eat on time
- 3. Sleep on time
- 4. Limit the time for work
- 5. Have time to Play
- 6. Read regularly
- 7. Give and accept compliments
- 8. Learn to say ‘NO’
- 9. Avoid talking about work always
- 10. Relax and de-stress
- 11. Have some time to think
- 12. Deal criticism as an opportunity to evaluate
- 13. Meditate daily