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Workaholics: Signs You Are Burnt Out

From the Show: Staying Well
Summary: Feeling like you're running on fumes? Your body and mind might be telling you that you've had enough.
Air Date: 9/16/13
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Elizabeth Lombardo, PhD
Elizabeth Lombardo Dr. Elizabeth Lombardo helps people have more happiness and less burnout, so they can have the lives they truly want.

Elizabeth is a clinical psychologist, physical therapist and author of the bestselling book, A Happy You: Your Ultimate Prescription for Happiness.

Elizabeth had been interviewed and featured by some of today's top media outlets including The Today Show, CNN, NPR, Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Cosmopolitan, Reader's Digest, Glamour, Self, Real Simple and Woman's Day. Elizabeth's coaching clients lose weight, improve their relationships, enjoy great success at work and lead more fulfilling lives.
  • Book Title: A Happy You: Your Ultimate Prescription for Happiness
Workaholics: Signs You Are Burnt Out
A workaholic is someone who is addicted to work. You come to the office early, stay late, and answer emails in the middle of the night.

Sure, it may sound like someone who is truly dedicated to his or her job; a go-getter, or team-player.

But could your workaholic ways be hurting your health?

Most workaholics are addicted to the adrenaline or the high their mind and body feels from the product of their success. But your obsessive-compulsive tendencies may be the root cause of resulting stress, anxiety, fatigue and irritability. It's an essential distinction: working hard is not the same as being a workaholic.

The imbalance of work and your social life may also be affecting your relationships. Workaholics tend to isolate themselves, feeling lonely and guilty due to their vacancy. This, in turn, can often lead to depression.

Burnout is a state of mental, physical and emotional exhaustion due to excessive and prolonged levels of high stress in your work environment. Burnout can cause problems for your health and relationships if unchecked.

Clinical psychologist and physical therapist, Dr. Elizabeth Lombardo, gives the signs of burnout you might have been ignoring, as well as how to bounce back to a more balanced, happy and healthy life.