National Workaholics Day 2020 - Important Date, History, Signs of Workaholics, Facts, Quotes & How to celebrate National Workaholics Day

National Workaholics Day 2020 - On 5 July 2020, National Workaholics Day is observed to people who spend their entire time in work and neglect the other activities in life. Get the information about the history of National Workaholics Day, signs of workaholics, facts, quotes & how to celebrate the National Workaholics Day 2020 from this article.

Sheena | Updated Jul 02, 2020 12:46 PM

National Workaholics Day 2020 - Important Date, History, Signs of Workaholics, Facts, Quotes & How to celebrate National Workaholics Day

National Workaholics Day 2020

National Workaholics Day is celebrated on July 5 of every year. National Workaholics Day 2020 is to raise awareness about the harmful impacts of overwork on the physical and mental health of workers. National Workaholics Day is observed to encourage people to balance their work life and personal life and to lead a healthy lifestyle. 

What is the history of National Workaholics Day?

The founder and history of the National Workaholics Day are unknown. But the National Workaholics Day has been dedicated to the people who fit that description, “the workaholics”. The term “Workaholics” originates from the word alcoholism. Workaholics generally work at the cost of their meeting friends, family, or sleep. The term workaholics generally means that the person enjoys their work.

What is Workaholic?

A workaholic feels the need to constantly stay busy. They may be carrying out activities that they are not expected to do or are unnecessary for completing a project. Such needless tasks cause inefficiency where the output needs to be the priority. Workaholics can have trouble delegating or entrusting duties to their co-workers. They struggle with management skills because at one point they take on so much work. 

What are the signs of workaholics?

Workaholics generally feel uneasy and anxious when they are not working. Also, a workaholic always makes their work the top priority and does not own a problem. The common signs and symptoms of workaholics are listed below:

  • Impatience and irritability

  • Work is priority

  • No social life

  • Won’t admit the problem

  • They are not happy

  • Frequent headaches

  • Chronic fatigue

  • Reliance on caffeine and other stimulants

  • Chest pains and shortness of breath

  • Self-neglect

  • Lack of appetite and poor digestion

  • Depressive thoughts

  • Memory loss due to exhaustion

How to treat a Workaholic habit?

Workaholism is a serious addiction and can be associated with a number of major health problems. Some of the practice to overcome this habit are listed below: 

  • Give a break to the brain. The optimal work-to-break ratio is between 52 minutes of work and 17 minutes of break

  • Don't eat at the workplace. Having a quick break in lunch will reset the mind and help to keep the obesity at bay

  • Keep the emails and calls off when not working which will allow a workaholic to relax properly and reduce the stress

  • Go on vacation. Studies show that workers who don't make use of their holidays are less productive and perform poorer

  • Plan the schedule. Set a list of steps to balance the work and personal life 

  • Ask for help. Consult with a doctor or support group, depending on the extent of the addiction

How to observe National Workaholics Day?

Celebrate National Workaholics Day by taking a holiday from regular work and doing some self-love. Some of the other ideas to celebrate this day are as follows:

  • Plan for a vacation with the kids and loved ones

  • Get leave for a day and visit your favourite place with friends

  • Make a timetable to finish up the work on time and plan a time for other activities 

  • Set an alarm to take a break in between the work which will improve the productivity

  • Use #NationalWorkaholicsDay on social media and share the celebration of Workaholics Day

Workaholics - Facts

  • The average American worker gets 13 vacation days per year, but 34% of the workers do not take a single day of that vacation in a year

  • Even though, when people go on vacation, 30% of people suggest they are still concerned about work while trying to relax

  • Between 1970 and 2006, the average number of working hours per year of average American workers increased by a total of 200 hours

  • 86% of those who confess to workaholic tendencies say they believe that they have to hurry through their day to get the work done effectively

  • 34% of American adults do not take their days off

  • Workaholic marriages suffer greatly than others

  • More than half of all workaholics finish their day of work feeling like they couldn't achieve as much as possible

Workaholics - Quotes

“I'm a workaholic, and so I've always got to be doing stuff.” -  Glenn Danzig

“Work is a substitute religious experience for many workaholics.” - Mary Daly

“Workaholics are addicted to activity; super achievers are committed to results.” - Charles Garfield

“Workaholics don't actually accomplish more than nonworkaholics. They may claim to be perfectionists, but that just mean they're wasting time fixating on inconsequential details instead of moving on to the next task.” - David Heinemeier Hansson

“He was a typical workaholic, driven to succeed and willing to put in the hours to do so. It didn't leave much time for a social life.” - Lynsay Sands

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National Workaholics Day - FAQ

1. Why do workaholics work so much?

Workaholics are different from individuals who are actually strongly engaged in their work. They don't enjoy their jobs, because of internal stresses they feel compelled to work. They are working because they feel like they can or should be working.

2. How many hours does a workaholic work?

Workaholism frequently goes hand in hand with working long hours, but the two are distinct - it is possible to work long hours without being obsessed with work and it can be obsessed with work. But work for 35 hours a week or less.

3. What are the effects of being a workaholic?

Being a workaholic does affect the brain negatively. The almost relentless pressure leads to anxiety, depression, and irritability.

4. Is workaholic a disorder?

Workaholism is an addiction and obsessive-compulsive disorder. In addition, workaholics also suffer from sleep deprivation which leads to damaged brain and cognitive function.