While "Workaholics" have been studying for nearly 45 years, today's digital world does add a new dimension to the concept of work addiction. Technology -
Just like smartphones, laptops and tablets-giving some people the opportunity to work anytime, anywhere means working all the time.
The ability to bring work home blurs the line between work and leisure, as many feel compelled to continue working long after the official departure time.
Usually, people are expected to be free at night, on weekends and even on holidays. High-
A stressful working environment
Close to deadline and fast
For most people, a fast-paced world means longer hours of work, but it can be particularly difficult for entrepreneurs to get out of work.
After all, missing an important phone call or not responding to an email fast enough could be equal to a loss of revenue.
The "Time is money" attitude allows people to think twice before spending a relaxing night with their family or enjoying leisure time with friends.
Workaholics have become a serious problem. The workaholics of this century have been created.
"So when will our will cross the line of becoming a workaholic?
Most researchers define workawayers as people who are overworked and forced to get out of work.
But so far, there is no clear way to distinguish between "hard-working people" and "workawayers ".
"The work addiction scale researchers from the Department of Psychological and Social Sciences at the University of Bergen found specific symptoms of workawayers.
The researchers created a work addiction scale that uses the following seven criteria to assess the likelihood of an individual having a work addiction: 1.
You think about how to make more time to work. 2.
You spend a lot more time at work than you originally thought. 3.
You work to reduce guilt, anxiety, helplessness and/or depression. 4.
Others tell you to reduce your work without listening to them. 5.
If you are banned from working, you will become stressed. 6.
You don't value hobbies, leisure activities and/or exercise due to your work. 7.
You work too much and have a negative impact on your health.
If you answer "often" or "always" at any point in these questions, you may be a workaholic.
The study concluded that about 8.
3% of the labor force in Norway is addicted to work
Other studies show that about 10% of the population in other countries is workaholic.
People who are considered workaholics often rank high among these three personality traits: research has found that young workers are most likely to be workaholics.
Gender, education, and marital status do not appear to play a role.
However, parents are more likely to be affected than parents without children.
The danger of becoming a workaholic, although some CEOs and managers may feel dizzy by hiring someone who is willing to work day and night --
It hurts companies and individuals.
A 2013 study by Kansas State University found that people who work more than 50 hours a week may suffer physical and mental health consequences.
In the first place, failure to get out of work could increase productivity.
However, as time goes by, productivity drops and the relationship breaks down.
Stress can have a cumulative effect and, ultimately, indulging in work can increase health risks and even lead to premature death.
Long hours of work also create an interesting dynamic.
The more people work, the more money they earn.
But the longer it takes, the less leisure time it takes to enjoy a portion of the money.
Not even realizing that life will soon become all work and play if you are not careful.
Treating workaholics should not be an identity symbol, but should be seen as a serious situation.
One of the main problems with treating workawayers is that the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual has not yet identified it as an addiction as it is diagnosed with alcohol, drugs or gambling addiction.
This means that reimbursement for treatment insurance may not be available.
However, help is still available.
Treatment can be from self-participation
Help groups like Anonymous workawayers stay in a hospital treatment center.
Treatment usually involves learning how to get rid of work and finding a strategy to start over
Engage with family members and identify ways to improve efficiency.
Perhaps the best way is to develop yourself.
Realize any tendency you may have to become a workaholic.
Monitor the time you put into work, and pay attention when your work lives creating problems in your personal life.
Practice getting out of touch, taking regular leave and setting healthy boundaries can help you develop your work --
The balance of life will prevent you from becoming a workaholic.
Amy Molin is a therapist and author of the upcoming 13 books.