Being a workaholic myself, pretty much goes without saying that anxiety is part of the symptoms from this disorder. Although working long hours is not the only thing that produces anxiety and stress, but everything that goes along with it...try working for a boss that never ceases on his demands; or if you work in customer service as part of the job as I did, the never-ending complains, not to mention employee issues and concerns. Sometimes I wonder how I managed to become efficient at what I did by handling so many stressful situations.
My body kept sending me signals that something was wrong. Ever had a twitch in your eye? What about that numbness in your left arm, sleepless nights, or just a few hours of restless sleep? Part of my job even included receiving phone calls in the middle of the night when something was wrong because the operation for the job for which I was employed was a 24-7-365.
I am one of the fortunate ones that was able to say when enough was enough before I had a heart atack. It wasn't until after I had moved on from that stressful job that I learned the lesson, a simple quote by Charles Spurgeon that I will never forget, and that will prevent me from allowing anxiety being part of my life. It goes like this:
"Anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows, but only empties today of its strenght"
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