For many of us, work now shares a common space and schedule with raising children, socializing, and caring for ourselves. It can be hard to adapt and allocate our mental and physical resources to give both the attention they deserve. But finding balance, even in these troubling times, is necessary. So, let’s get started.
Too much to do… not enough time… everything is at stake… you feel like your head is about to explode! Workplace stress is normal and happens to almost everyone. However, those who can’t manage job stress may suffer a more serious consequence. If not managed well, stress at work may cause physical, mental, or emotional exhaustion mixed with self-doubt. In the end, you could be facing job burnout.
Another day another dollar. The alarm clock sounds and it’s time to drag yourself out of bed, imbibe copious amounts of caffeinated beverages and slog off to your 9 to 5 prison. Along the way, you find yourself wondering if Job satisfaction is even possible to happy at work. You spend half your life in the workplace, yet you can feel underpaid, undervalued, and overworked. What can you do to get your job working for you?
In the fast-paced, high-stakes, always-on world of business today, work addiction is becoming a serious concern. It affects more than just your job. It creeps into your personal life and can have a dangerous impact on your mental and physical health. More and more professionals are experiencing the symptoms of over-work and stress that eventually lead to career burnout. But can that be called addiction? In a society that has always valued hard work and dedication, how do differentiate between the drive to succeed and a dangerous obsession?
The ubiquitous nature of modern communications technology has left us, more or less, permanently connected to each other. While this has gone a long way toward creating a truly global community of immeasurable value, it has also contributed to new work-related problems. When individuals feel anxious or guilty about not being available 24 hours a day to respond to work-related issues, they are in danger of succumbing to a newly recognized form of addictive behavior: work addiction. And, just like any other addiction, it can have serious consequences for your health, happiness, and personal relationships.