All of us know someone who comes into work early leaves work late, and sometimes even skips taking breaks or lunch so they can get a little bit of extra work in. These people are known as workaholics and if you don’t know one, then there’s a good possibility that you are one.
Workaholics take an all-or-nothing approach to work, and as a result, end up burning our or suffering health problems because of it. That’s why every workaholic is encouraged to take off on the 5th of July, a day that is known as Workaholics Day, so they can learn a little bit about balancing their home life with their work life.
Common Traits Of Workaholics
Below are some of the traits that most workaholics share with one another. Being able to identify these traits will allow people to determine whether or not they’re a workaholic or whether they’re just someone with a strong work ethic.
- Workaholics take time to free up more time for work.
- Workaholics will overstay work hours or come in early.
- Some people are workaholics to reduce feelings of anxiety, guilt, or depression.
- Workaholics don’t take advice from other people to slow down or take time off from work.
- Workaholics will often become more stressed out if they’re not allowed to work as much as they want.
- Workaholics will deprioritize leisure activities and hobbies to work more.
- Workaholics will deprioritize exercise to work more.
- Workaholics often experience health problems associated with working long hours.
Observing Workaholics Day
We encourage all workaholics to take the day off for themselves and to think about balancing their work-home life a little bit better. Although working hard is an admirable trait, too much of anything can be detrimental.
Take National Workaholics Day to get some rest and recreation for yourself. While you’re taking a break from work, be sure to use the hashtag #NationalWorkaholicsDay to spread the word about this holiday to all the other workaholics in the world.