National Workaholics Day

Next Saturday, 5 July 2025

National Workaholics Day is observed on July 5, every year to remind us that we should always prioritize our well-being and relationships along with our professional commitments. It is very important to find a work-life balance, but it is very tough in today's fast-paced world. 

The term “workaholic” likely emerged in the 1940s, with its first documented appearance in the Toronto Star newspaper in 1947. This term was a play on “alcoholic,” a word introduced nearly a century earlier by a Swedish physician. In 1968, comedian Rodney Dangerfield popularized “workaholic” when he used it to describe his father.

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The Concept of Workaholic

Workaholism is the tendency to work too much and neglect all the other areas of life. It's not just about working hard, it's also about working all day and feeling a constant need to be busy when it's not necessary.

Signs of Workaholism

  • Prioritizing work above all else, including personal relationships and self-care.
  • Feeling anxious or guilty when not working.
  • Neglecting hobbies and activities that bring joy.
  • Experiencing physical symptoms like fatigue, insomnia, or headaches due to overwork.
  • Not experiencing any emotion other than stress and anxiety.

The Side Effects of Being a Workaholic

All other relationships, be it friendship, family, or a romantic one, are impacted by workaholic. Overworking beyond the limit leads to burnout, stress, and even broken bonds. If you recognize these signs, please address them and seek help.

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How to Celebrate National Workaholics Day

On National Workaholics Day, we do not glorify overworking but promote awareness and change. We request to take a pause, reflect, and make a conscious effort on this day to achieve a healthier work-life balance. 

Set clear boundaries for work hours and trust colleagues to share tasks. Take breaks for better productivity and prioritize self-care with activities outside work.

Make achievable goals for a balanced life where work and personal time complement each other.

Remember, happiness in life matters as much as success at work. National Workaholics Day encourages a balanced approach for a fulfilling life.

National Workaholics Day
National Workaholics Day

National Workaholics Day - Next years

Sunday, 05 July 2026

Monday, 05 July 2027

Wednesday, 05 July 2028

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