Workaholism can affect our health and well-being. Chip and Veronica discuss workaholism and how we can use work to hide from our feelings.
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“I had to learn that rest is productive.” – Veronica Valli
Ever found yourself engulfed in work to the point where it defines you? I’ve been there.
In a society that often confuses overworking with success, I’ve had my fair share of struggles recognizing the thin line between diligence and workaholism. Today, Chip and I dive deep into how work becomes an unhealthy badge of honor and the transformative realization that self-worth should never be tied to our output.
In this episode, we talk about:
- The importance of taking time off from work
- How we define workaholism
- Chip’s experience using work as an escape after getting sober
- How workaholism became competitive for Chip, leading to a sense of exhaustion and withdrawal from personal activities
- The unhealthy impact of workaholism on our relationships, social life, and mental well-being
- Using workaholism as a shield to justify bad behavior and avoid personal growth
- The slow process of recognizing workaholism and making changes to achieve balance
- Challenges with prioritizing leisure time
- The negative impact of hyper-competitive work environments
- How our work mentality shifted after overcoming personal challenges
- Why so many of us find ourselves overworking
- Inability to relax and the tendency for workaholics to bring work with them everywhere
- Using work as an escape from personal issues and feelings
- Unhealthy work habits and the impact on personal relationships and self-perception.
- Why it can be difficult to break free from a structured and over-scheduled lifestyle
- The value of unstructured time and its impact on productivity
- Prioritizing leisure as a way to address workaholism
- The connection between longevity and purpose
- Reframing rest as productive and its impact on work effectiveness
- The links between workaholism and health issues
- Tools and tips you can use to start addressing workaholism
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