Is working a lot necessarily unhealthy?

Here’s a counterintuitive idea: The number of hours you work doesn’t say anything about whether or not you are a workaholic.

It’s a weird statement, right? Isn’t “working too much” the definition of workaholism? Well… maybe not.

Some psychologists believe that working a lot isn’t always unhealthy. They make a distinction between pathological “work craving” and meaningful “work engagement.” I explain the empirical difference between the two work styles in my latest post for Cafe.

Image Source: Flickr/ Bernard Goldbach


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