17 Signs You Might Be a Workaholic

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No. 4: You get stressed when you’re not at work.

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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.”

Next: No. 5: You can’t get no satisfaction.


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