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avoid living only for the office

If you already live in the routine of an absorbing job, you have surely forgotten what peace of mind is.

Work addiction can be a more personal problem than you might think.

You have to set limits, do not accept all the workload that they put on you.

It’s easier than it sounds to fall into the toxic clutches of routine work. Money motivates us, needs pressure us and we are not able to avoid falling into the great machine, we become a piece that turns and turns and cannot stop. This becomes so necessary that we forget ourselves and become something that has come to be called “Workaholic”, expression composed of the English words “work”, “trabajo” and “alcoholic”, “alcoholic”. This is what people who suffer from work addiction are called. They live to answer calls and emails, they are slaves of social networks, they cannot be without their cell phone for a moment and they desperately comply with everything that is asked of them, even outside working hours. It seems that they never stop working.

Do you know the term “burnout”? The first time it was used was in 1974, by Herbert Freudenberger, in his book “Burnout: The High Cost of High Achievement”. We could define it as work stress taken to the maximum, when this condition becomes chronic, when exhaustion becomes unsustainable due to an overload of work, a toxic work environment, personal problems that are mixed with professionals, and so on. This, in the long run, can lead to various psychological problems and pathologies, such as depression and anxiety. It is a serious problem since the stress levels in the world of work are high, while mental health is not usually considered a priority for anyone. Work addiction is the perfect formula for burnout, so be careful.

Do not accept more

You have to set limits, do not accept all the workload that they put on you. exist responsibilities with which you simply can no longer carry and you must know when you have reached that point. If you don’t, it is normal that they continue to overload you.

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Do not demand so much

Work addiction can be a more personal problem than you might think. Although external circumstances play an important role, your own personality also has a lot to do with it. Why do you demand so much of yourself? Try not to pressure yourself and find out why you do it.

Put a stop

When you feel the workload build up and the pressure is too great, stop a moment. Breathe, get away from the computer for a few minutes, and clear your mind. Burnout is just around the corner from a new task that unleashes the pressure to the next level.

Respect your schedule

For something the law demands a limit of hours to work. Exceeding it can be dangerous to your health and both you and your company should know. Do not work the hours that do not correspond to you and try to be strict with yourself in this regard.

Learn to meditate

If you already live in the routine of an absorbing job, you have surely forgotten what peace of mind is. Your head is working even when you are not sitting at your desk. The meditation It can be a good habit to learn to relax and have a clearer mind and with less work noise.