6 Ways Being a Workaholic Can Take a Toll on Your Health - Deepstash
Workaholism

A Workaholic is a person who is addicted to work, having an uncontrollable and obsessive desire to work incessantly.

Workaholism is assumed to be the same as working hard, but the two qualities are not the same.

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How being a Workaholic harms you

When work occupies all your time and energy, and there is a relentless need to keep working at any cost, it can have some serious side effects.

1. Sleep Troubles

2. Frequent headaches and tiredness

3. Eating disorders and upset stomach

4. Pain in the body

5. Changes in Mood

6. Burnout

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Workaholics have Sleep Troubles

Work addicts experience sleep trouble, with their busy schedules, without realizing that sleep actually benefits productivity.

This sleep deprivation also leads to crankiness and memory impairment.

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Workaholics suffer headaches

Work addicts suffer tension and stress related headaches which may give rise to migraines.

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Poor Diet and Stomach Health

For workaholics the eating habits take a dip leading to stomach problems, due to irregular and ill-timed snacks and junk food, along with a dependence on stimulants like coffee.

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Arthritis and other body pain

Another side effect of living to work is pain, whether it is arthritis (joint pain), pain in the jaw or in the back due to the unhealthy sitting postures in the prolonged hours of working.

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Mood Swings

Workaholics have frequent mood changes, are cranky and irritable, having bouts of sadness.

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Burnout

The stress and diet-related factors, which lead to body and mind degradation, eventually make the workaholic mentally, physically and emotionally fatigued. This adds up, leading to burnout.

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