3 Struggles Workaholics Face While Traveling

TravelBook.ph narrows down some common issues workaholics experience when they're on vacation.


Work occupies a big chunk of our lives, taking up around eight hours a day for at least 20 to 40 years. For some, their job takes on a life of its own, and it can be difficult to let go when they're used to doing work all the time. Here are three struggles workaholics face when forced to go on vacation.



Waking up and sleeping early

The whole point of going on vacation is to relax and get away from work stress. For workaholics, it can be difficult to adjust to a new lifestyle even if it’s just for a weekend. Living a very tightly scheduled life that starts early in the morning and ends late in the evening can make waking up late or even sleeping early a struggle during a trip. For a workaholic, vacation is like jetlag, and they’re not quite sure how to deal with it.


Having bad WiFi and phone signal

The first thing a workaholic will check when booking a hotel room is probably asking how good the cell service is in the area and if they have fast Internet. It’s impossible for a workaholic to completely let go of work while on vacation, so they find small ways to work whenever they have the time. When reception is bad or WiFi is limited, workaholics will bend over backwards to find the tiny bit of service needed to send out that one e-mail, much like photographers contorting their bodies to get the money shot.



Keeping their hands off their phones 

Because of technology, connecting with one another has become exponentially easier. You can check e-mails and manage files just fine on your phone, and the typical workaholic is a master of this. The struggle is to keep their hands off their phone long enough to enjoy the vacation. Every vibrate they hear or feel, their hands slip into the familiar grip of their phone to check if it’s theirs. The anxiety is real.


Read the full article, "5 Struggles Workaholics Face While Traveling," on TravelBook.ph.

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