This word has so many different meanings for people. In fact, some people even refer to themselves as workaholics, with some amount of pride, to indicate their commitment and attachment to their work and work identity.
However, sometimes it may become hard to detach from this identity and commitment. This phenomenon is compounded by the blurring lines between the personal and professional lives of employees and the implicit expectation of being available and accessible for work practically at all times.
It’s important to understand workaholism as an issue separate from work commitment.
A workaholic may not just work long hours but find it difficult to mentally disconnect from work even when not working, at the detriment of other relationships and aspects of the individual’s life including other personal pursuits and pleasures.
How easy or difficult is it for you to disconnect from work outside work hours? Share your thoughts in the comment below.