Hello SOTGC community,
We live in an age where many workers would love more time off, but because of job insecurity and, mainly, due to technology, this work-life balance has made people become workaholics.
On one hand, there are a lot of people asking for ways to manage work in a much more efficient way that allows more personal time. But, on the other hand, the number of workaholics is growing steadily.
According to Deborah Jian Lee these are the five symptoms of a workaholic:
1. You work longer than your colleagues.
2. You can’t turn off.
3. Your body feels unwell.
4. Your relationships are strained.
5. You tie your worth to your work success.
After reading these statements one by one, you may think that a person with any of these symptoms isn’t justified being called a workaholic.
My reasons to state this:
1. I may work longer than my colleagues because of my responsibilities. Some duties are connected to greater responsibilities, and these responsibilities require more hours working.
2. Because of this extra work I may feel tired and upset but it doesn’t mean that I don’t have good mental health.
3. My body may feel unwell because of the extra work, a kind of extreme fatigue, but it’s not like having a psychological problem.
4. My relationships may be strained because my friends and relatives don’t understand that my responsibilities require a non-usual work schedule.
5. I am 100% sure of my personal worth, and perhaps my professional worth is the only one that matters.
Then, how do you know if you are a workaholic?
Workaholics have all five symptoms together.
You can find further information by reading the original post by Deborah Jian Lee for Forbes: “5 Signs You Might Be a Workaholic.”
You may be diagnosed as workaholic when your attitude becomes compulsive. But workaholism is not the only digital disease in our computerized world. A list of Rare Social Diseases in the New Workaholics Age
Did you know there is a disease called Text neck? And Blackberry thumb and Mobile elbow?
Did you know that ocular dryness because of a lack of blinking is called display screen syndrome?
Did you know that hearing loss due to wearing headphones is named iPod ear?
And did you know that the overexposure to waves is now called electromagnetic hypersensitivity?
As the Internet evolves, the psychological disorders list gets longer.
By clicking the next link, you can access the eight new mental illnesses brought to you by the Internet
1. Phantom Ringing Syndrome
4. Facebook Depression
5. Internet Addiction Disorder
6. Online Gaming Addiction
8. The Google Effect
That’s incredible, isn’t it?
Do you know of any other 2.0 diseases to mention here? Do you think that these diseases will become pandemic? I would love to know your thoughts.
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