No. 4: You get stressed when you’re not at work.
Feeling stressed at work is occasionally healthy—it can motivate you to the finish line of an important project, or it could even serve as a sign that it’s time for you to take time off for self-care. But you should be concerned if the source of your stress is that you’re not working. “Workaholics that cannot relax on vacation. Those people who are white-knuckling it, and becoming irritated and snappy—they’re actually going through withdrawal,” says Bryan E. Robinson, a psychotherapist in Asheville, N.C., and the author of the soon-to-publish third edition of the book “Chained to the Desk.”