Many of us are actually addicted to our works and such kinds of people are often termed as ‘workaholic’.
Well, while your employer may like you if you are a workaholic, the fact is that many people around you may actually find it quite difficult to cope with you. They may even feel annoyed at you.
According to the research made, workaholics are more likely to suffer from serious psychiatric disorders like ADHD, obsessive-compulsive disorder, anxiety, and depression than those with more balanced schedule.
The largest study conducted on the issue, carried out in three continents and led by scientists at University College London, found that those who work more than 55 hours a week have a 33% increased risk of stroke compared with those who work a 35- to 40-hour week. They also have a 13% increased risk of coronary heart disease.
Although some countries have legislation for working hours … it is not always implemented. Therefore, that the length of a working day is an important determinant mainly for strokes, but perhaps also for coronary heart disease, is an important finding.”