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Psychology: 5 unmistakable signs you’re overworking: it’s time to hit the brakes!

Workaholics, unite! Or rather, take a seat – and a deep breath. Do you ever feel like you’re constantly running on the treadmill of life, with no end or pause button in sight? It may be time to consider if you’re overworking.

Overwork is a common phenomenon in today’s world. It may seem like a badge of honor to be the first one in and the last one out of the office, but overwork can have serious physical and mental health consequences.

Now, you might be thinking, I’m fine! I can handle it! But sometimes, it’s not that easy to recognize when you’re overworking. After all, we’re often taught to push through and keep going, right?

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However, there are some unmistakable signs that indicate you might be overworking. These signs can manifest differently for everyone, but they are warning signals that should not be ignored!

So, what are these signs? Glad you asked! Because it’s time we put our health and well-being back on the priority list. It’s time we hit the brakes before the ride becomes too bumpy.

Stay tuned as we delve into the five unmistakable signs that you’re overworking – and learn how to effectively hit those brakes. Because remember, folks – it’s a marathon, not a sprint.

So, without further ado, let’s dive in.


Psychology: 5 unmistakable signs you're overworking: it's time to hit the brakes!
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1. You’re constantly fatigued

Do you find yourself perpetually tired, no matter how much sleep you get? Chronic fatigue is a common sign of overwork. It’s your body’s way of telling you that it’s running on fumes and needs a break.

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2. Your personal life is suffering

Are your relationships feeling the strain because you’re always working? A deteriorated personal life is often a clear indicator that work is consuming too much of your time and energy.

3. You’re making more mistakes than usual

Do little errors seem to be creeping into your work? Overworking can lead to a decline in performance, which might reveal itself through increased mistakes.

4. Your mood is unpredictable

Ever find yourself snapping at colleagues or loved ones for no apparent reason? Unpredictable mood changes can often be a sign that you’re overworked and stressed.

5. You’re getting sick more often

Getting frequent colds or suffering from other ailments? Your immune system could be weakened due to overwork. Remember, your body needs rest and relaxation to stay healthy.

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As you can see, overworking can take a serious toll on your overall health and well-being. But the good news is – once you recognize these signs, you can take steps to address them! Remember, it’s crucial to find that balance between work and rest. Because at the end of the day, it’s about working smarter, not harder.

Workaholics, unite in the name of well-being! Or rather, take a seat – and a deep breath. The treadmill of life is a marathon, not a sprint. So, let’s hit pause every now and then – for our health’s sake.

Please note, this article is for informational purposes only. It should not be considered expert advice. Always consult with a healthcare professional or a specialist for any health concerns or issues.

Michael H. Clifton
Written by, Michael H. Clifton
Hi, I'm Daniel, a 37-year-old lifestyle writer with a passion for understanding the human mind. I live in the city but I also love taking nature walks to escape the urban hustle. Join me on my journey as I explore the balance between city life and the calming influence of nature.