9. Never taking holidays
One of the saddest habits of a workaholic is that they never take leaves. When was the last time you took a day off and just enjoyed the time with your loved ones? Workaholics aren’t able to forget about their work and feel anxious about falling behind, hence they hardly ever take holidays. What’s worse is that they try to go to work even when they are sick.
10. Neglect Appearance
Workaholics are so engrossed in their work that they forget to take care of their appearance. Their neglect reflects in their dressing style and grooming. And shabby appearance is not appreciated anywhere! However, if they feel that their appearance is an obstacle in getting ahead in their career, then they try to fix it.
Your physical appearance is the first thing people notice and judge, it’s a reflection of who you are. So make sure you pay attention to your appearance.
11. Avoid socializing
It’s so important to form connections with like-minded people who share similar interests. Being able to spend enjoyable moments with good friends and family makes life so much more rewarding and satisfying.
On the other hand, a lack of social interaction can make people fall into depression. So make sure that social events with friends and family, just like your meetings with your boss, are part of your to-do list.
12. Stagnation of intellectual growth
Workaholics proudly declare that they have nothing else in their life except work. But is that good for your intellectual and creative faculties? NO! If you don’t explore new things, how will you develop new ideas and grow as a person?
In today’s world, people who are versatile are valued the most. If you’re devoting all your time and energy to just one thing, it just makes you dull and with time, this will become more noticeable.
13. No time for introspection
Connecting with your inner world is so very important. Introspection helps you understand yourself better and be in sync with your feelings and thoughts, which in turn brings more peace and calmness to your life.
Amidst our busy and hectic schedules, seldom do we spare some time to reflect on our inner self. We have gotten used to avoiding the voice of our psyche. But if you wish to be in control of your feelings and make wise life decisions, get into the habit of self-reflection.
On a concluding note:
If you’ve identified with the workaholic habits mentioned above, then this problem needs immediate attention. Acknowledging the problem is the first step of your recovery journey. Overcoming an addiction, even if that is something seemingly “good” like work, is a hell of a task.
But always remind yourself that you have the support of your loved ones and that, you will be grateful in the future for getting rid of your workaholism. If you need professional help, don’t hesitate to connect with a therapist.