- life style
- Whatever way you live, your body needs help.
A workaholic is a person who compulsively works excessively hard and long hours. They are addicted to their job and feel compelled to pursue their work ignoring other aspects of their life. They rarely take an off for holidays or weekends. Being passionate and committed towards work is a great quality but there should be a balance healthy between personal life and work. Workaholics put a lot of pressure on their body with stress which can lead to several negative lifestyle disorders.
Why are the concerns?
- A workaholic’s mind is always processing work even when they are not working.
- They devalue their personal priorities and lives.
- They may be more prone to gorge on junk food and suffer from insomnia which can lead to gastrointestinal problems, headaches and migraines.
- Weight gain or loss is also evident due to poor nutrition and lack of exercise.
- Their increased irritability and tiredness may lead to heavy drinking drugs as a form of stress relief.
What are the concerns?
As described above, overworking leads to the following problems:
- Headaches and Migraines: Too much work pressure is often accompanied by severe headaches or can even lead to migraines.
- Depression: Workaholics generally feel depressed when they are not at work. They feel compelled to always be surrounded by work.
- Obesity or severe weight loss: Poor eating habits, lack of good nutrition and no exercise, they can suffer from unnecessary weight gain or excessive weight and muscle loss.
- Impulse control disorder: Workaholics often lead themselves to impulse control disorder, hence urge into temptations which might harm themselves or others.
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder: Excessive devotion towards work leads to obsessive-compulsive personality disorder in which where over perfectionism, excessive attention to details, mental and interpersonal control impairs all social and family activities.
- Increases irritability and tiredness: Excessive work pressure sometimes increases irritability and also makes the body fatigued.
- Restlessness: Work pressure increases impatience in workaholics which leads to restless.
How can we help ourselves?
- Set clear boundaries by setting fixed working hours and schedules.
- Work smarter to achieve a work-life balance.
- Exercise and meditate to maintain a healthy body and mind.
- Spend quality time with friends, family and nature.
- Eat a balanced diet consisting of protein, complex carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals and fats.
- Try to achieve the purpose of the work instead of running for the superior quality all the time.
- lifestyle conditions
- Health impact of your lifestyle.
A headache is a pain that occurs in the upper neck or the head. The tissues, muscles, blood vessels and nerves that surround the brain or the skull can get irritated and give rise to the sensation of pain causing a headache. The pain could be sharp, dull, constant, intermittent, throbbing, intense or mild.
Depression is a disorder in the mind that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest leading to numerous physical and emotional problems. To be diagnosed as suffering from depression, a person needs to be in that state for at least two weeks. Psychotherapy and medications are some of the ways to treat patients with depression.
Fatigue, also referred to as tiredness or exhaustion describes a physical or a mental state of being tired and weak. When a person experiences physical fatigue they cannot function at their normal levels of physical activity. Mental fatigue on the other hand impacts a person?s concentration abilities.
- Natural and healthy way to cope with lifestyle related damage.