Yourwellness Magazine Takes a Closer Look at Workaholism

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With actor Daniel Radcliffe taking time off due to his being a workaholic, Yourwellness Magazine explored how workaholism can impact other areas of wellbeing.

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Former Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe has announced he’s taking a break from acting as his ‘workaholic’ attitude is taking its toll on his health, The Daily Star reported September 22nd. The article, “Exhausted workaholic Daniel Radcliffe taking time out,” noted that fans have been worried about Radcliffe ever since he was pictured leaving a performance of West End show The Cripple Of Inishmaan looking worn out and confused. Radcliffe commented, ‘I do need a break – doing Cripple was amazing but the last month was slightly exhausting. I’ve got three weeks off in October and I’m going to bum around New York and see some shows. I need to get some proper down time, I do need time off but the truth is I’m a workaholic.’ (http://www.dailystar.co.uk/showbiz/rehab/340219/Exhausted-workaholic-Daniel-Radcliffe-taking-time-out)

With this in mind, Yourwellness Magazine took a closer look at the negative side of workaholism. According to Yourwellness Magazine, ‘Workaholism is an unfortunate bi-product of corporate culture, and yet remains a relatively unacknowledged condition. Whilst it is associated with work-related behaviour, it can also drastically affect an individual’s personal life and physical health and is a significant barrier to wellbeing. Workaholics can become pre-occupied with work to the point of obsession, making it very difficult to have close relationships with people in their family and social lives, as well as being unable to re-charge from the many hours they spend at work, which within their psychological space is virtually permanent.’ (http://www.yourwellness.com/2012/12/fighting-anxiety-and-depression-at-work/#sthash.jn0p4KMB.dpuf)

Yourwellness Magazine explained that whilst workaholics are relentless in their pursuit of excellence and perfection, they are likely to be consumed with ideas that they are never “good enough”, which can plunge people suffering from the condition into a vicious psychological circle. Yourwellness Magazine commented that the work and corporate-culture is increasingly characterised by target and quota-driven “multi-tasking”, which means workaholics often get rewarded by working for long hours. However a high quantity of work output does not necessarily mean it is of high quality and these supposedly herculean efforts will eventually become unsustainable due to an erosion of mental and physical health and the collapse of personal relationships.

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