Workaholics: Signs You Are Burnt Out

  • Topic Info:A workaholic is someone who is addicted to work. You come to the office early, stay late, and answer emails in the middle of the night.

    Sure, it may sound like someone who is truly dedicated to his or her job; a go-getter, or team-player.

    But could your workaholic ways be hurting your health?

    Most workaholics are addicted to the adrenaline or the high their mind and body feels from the product of their success. But your obsessive-compulsive tendencies may be the root cause of resulting stress, anxiety, fatigue and irritability. It's an essential distinction: working hard is not the same as being a workaholic.

    The imbalance of work and your social life may also be affecting your relationships. Workaholics tend to isolate themselves, feeling lonely and guilty due to their vacancy. This, in turn, can often lead to depression.

    Burnout is a state of mental, physical and emotional exhaustion due to excessive and prolonged levels of high stress in your work environment. Burnout can cause problems for your health and relationships if unchecked.

    Clinical psychologist and physical therapist, Dr. Elizabeth Lombardo, gives the signs of burnout you might have been ignoring, as well as how to bounce back to a more balanced, happy and healthy life.
  • Book Title: A Happy You: Your Ultimate Prescription for Happiness
  • Host: Melanie Cole, MS