Explanation of the inability to turn off thoughts of work
The first sign of workaholism is the inability to “turn off” or disconnect from work-related thoughts and activities. For workaholics, work is not confined to office hours or the workplace. Instead, it permeates all aspects of their lives. They might find themselves constantly checking emails, making calls, or planning work even during non-work hours. Moreover, they often have difficulty switching off their work mindset and may constantly think about work tasks, deadlines, or problems, even when they should be relaxing or spending time with loved ones.
Discussion of the negative impact on mental and physical health
The constant preoccupation with work can exert immense pressure on mental and physical health. Mentally, it leads to chronic stress and anxiety, potentially resulting in burnout or other mental health disorders over time. Physically, the lack of rest can lead to fatigue, weakened immunity, and other stress-related ailments. Over time, these factors can contribute to serious health complications like heart disease or hypertension. Therefore, setting clear boundaries between work and personal life is crucial to ensure overall well-being.
How can you let go of ongoing thoughts of work?
Become aware that studies and consciousness research have demonstrated that repressed and suppressed emotions fuel these negative thoughts. If you remove the trapped and, in some cases inherited emotions, you can release the energy fueling the thoughts.
For example, the energy field 170 is the same energy as suppressed anger. Release the suppressed anger, you release the “energy” that fuels the workaholic thoughts.
More 170-Level Destructive Energies
I love to use the metaphor of a pool of consciousness. When you are entangled in the consciousness of workaholism, you are swimming in a “170” consciousness pool. You can’t help but attract things in this pool of consciousness. Another sign you are in the energy field of workaholism is behaviors that are destructive and could contribute to this issue.
One of these behaviors is (no wonder now…) over-thinking–“to put too much time into thinking about or analyzing (something) in a way that is more harmful than helpful” –Merriam-webster.com
Overthinking is a typical behavior associated with workaholism, and it can have adverse effects on both mental and physical health.
From a mental health perspective, over-thinking can lead to heightened stress levels, anxiety, and even depression. Constantly analyzing work-related situations or obsessing over potential problems can create a continuous state of worry and rumination. This can impact decision-making abilities and lead to feelings of overwhelm and burnout.
Physically, overthinking can contribute to increased cortisol levels, the stress hormone. Prolonged exposure to high cortisol levels can harm the body, such as weakened immune system, disrupted sleep patterns, and digestive issues. It can also contribute to the development of chronic conditions like heart disease and hypertension.
Additionally, over-thinking can interfere with personal relationships and overall life satisfaction. When constantly preoccupied with work-related thoughts, someone may neglect to spend quality time with loved ones or pursue hobbies and activities that bring them joy. This imbalance can strain relationships and lead to feelings of isolation and unhappiness.
It’s essential to recognize the negative impact of over-thinking and take steps to manage it. This could include practicing mindfulness techniques, setting boundaries between work and personal life, seeking support from loved ones or professionals, and engaging in activities that promote relaxation and stress reduction.