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Workaholism Treatment

July 1, 2020

When you die, the Gods are not impressed with your fixation on work. They feel they’d rather focus on how you treated people, so take it from me because I’ve come back from the dead a few times The term “workaholic” is derived from the term alcoholic, and it was invented in 1971, by psychologist Wayne Oates, who came up with the description that workaholism is working too much to the point of obsession. Working can be detrimental to your physical body, your mental health, and your anxiety.

When it comes to my own work habits, I’m not big on taking breaks. I need to get better at this, plain and simple. I’m obsessed with work only because I find myself feeling inadequate if I don’t work since my family gave support when we would overwork. Both parents used to be chronic overworkers, I say used to only because retiring probably has given them a break to do the things they want to do while with me writing is not necessarily a job I can retire from. I cannot work for a workaholic work place but I cannot be self-employed and a work junkie too. If any readers from Japan care to comment about overworking, I’m willing to hear it.

To American readers: we are also about overwork while it really depends on what part of the country you live, and I live in the San Francisco Bay Area, where workaholism is rampant as part of the lifestyle and company culture. Even us work from home people, have trouble keeping up. Workaholics have immense trouble with boundaries about their work hors, and growing up I wasn’t allowed to respect my own boundaries so I functioned exhausted because my schizoaffective was overlooked until I was 20. I know I should have interests outside of work, because the pagan thing is not a full time job? Neither is being psychic.

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