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Are You a Workaholic?

Are you a workaholic? Someone who works over 40 hours a week, and crams everything into the 24 hour day.


For a workaholic, there is always one more email to read, one more phone call to take, and one more important trip to the office that cannot wait until Monday. But how healthy is it for you?


According to an online survey, only 15 percent of Americans leave just one-to-three vacation days unused, while 17 percent leave more than 21 days unused.


Associate Director of Psychology at Montefiore Medical Center in New York, Simon Rego, feels like it is a positive feeling to be a workaholic, and it is an obsession. People that are workaholics end up getting positive job evaluations, get opportunities for promotions, and see themselves getting bonuses or raises. It’s a positive outcome, for a bad habit.


Patients in a 2016 medical study that identified as workaholics also had high rates of anxiety, depression, OCD, and ADHD than non-workaholic co-workers.


Many agree, it is a challenge to put the phone away or shut the laptop...but a positive work-life balance is important for your physical and mental health.

What do you do to keep a work-life balance?


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