Are you a workaholic? Watch out for these signs

Are you a workaholic? Watch out for these signs

When the lines between work and home began to blur as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, and many of us set up workstations in our living rooms and spare bedrooms, the idea of ‘shutting down’ at the end of the day changes.

So how do you know if it’s passion, or you’ve dipped below the borderline into full-blown workaholism? If you relate to some of these signs, you could be a workaholic.

You prioritize work over life milestones

If you’re blowing off your grandma’s 80th birthday, RSVP ‘no’ to your friend’s wedding, or missing another date night because you’re ‘stuck’ at the office, it’s a real sign you’re struggling with finding a healthy work-life balance.

Take a good long look at your priorities if your job is causing you to miss out on life’s important milestones.

You have work on the brain


When you get home from and get the question, “How was your day?” and respond with a detailed play-by-play of the exciting happenings at your office, then you’re probably too focused on work.

“I think you need to have a split between work and home. That doesn’t mean cutting someone out of your working life, it just means not dragging them into it day in, day out,” says entrepreneur and author Emma Wimhurst.

Related: WHO: Is burnout an official disease?

You’re ready to stay overnight

You may think that ‘always be prepared’ motto and mindset makes you a model employee, but in fact, the sleeping bag, change of clothes and toiletries you keep at work signal a larger issue.

Really ask yourself if it’s an excuse to avoid something at home or in your personal life, whether it’s your relationships with your family or significant other at home, or your own loneliness.

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