Hard to argue with the fact that the main task of man is to be happy. But for all this happiness is different. Someone who gets great pleasure from drawing, music, photographing, cooking, and someone just can’t stop forcing yourself to constantly perform some tasks. About why so occurs, writes likar.info.
What is fun actually
Well-known joke: “There are only two things that bring you pleasure – dopamine and serotonin”. Indeed, the moment when we experience pleasure due to molecular “flashes” in the nervous system.
Dopamine is a neurotransmitter that is produced in the brain and the adrenal glands. It is the hormone that is responsible for the remuneration system. In other words, when you do some task (and handle it), the body produces another portion of this hormone, and then you feel better. Even such trivial tasks as sending a letter by email or post to a social network profile that bring a person pleasure. But if your picture or post start actively “like” or comment, it is doubly nice.
People who constantly feel the need for some kind of activity, are dependent. In pursuit of the next dose of dopamine they load themselves with new tasks that brings them a little happiness. It’s a kind of drug, which many, unfortunately, do not notice.
How to evaluate their dependence on employment
Not everyone is willing to accept the fact that he’s dependent. Even chronic alcoholics do not admit their problems. However, if you want to get out of the vicious circle, then you first need to admit to myself. You dependent, if you have at least three of the following seven symptoms:
– You crave more. For fun, you need more. If you did less business feel at ease. You notice how over time you need more to feel normal;
– You feel bad when distracted. In fact, there is nothing wrong with distraction. This is very useful for the brain. Moreover, if you are engaged in mental activity, it’s a distraction you just need for the normal memory information. If you can’t just lie on the couch turned off the phone, because 15 minutes later you begin to “itch” for something to do, then you are clearly dependent;
– You abuse. You make a lot more than required initially. For example, you took a single project, and then it added another three to five projects, and all you do is pull;
– You make too much effort. You volunteered to take on someone else’s work and start working just to work;
– You MIS-prioritize. For example, you set the current activity to the detriment of more interesting activities that you do that brings pleasure;
– You lose control when you are in business. If you feel good only then when the ears are busy with work and the holidays bring no joy, then it is a problem;
– You continue to work, despite negative consequences. You don’t get enough sleep, you have poor health, but in spite of these problems, you continue to pursue the case.
Digital anxiety and the planning horizon
New technologies have brought significant changes in our daily lives. Modern man is burdened with dozens of small tasks which need to be made. Reply to a message, send email, follow the link that you sent to the messenger – seemingly little things but those little things man “sprayed”. When you have to combine a lot of small matters, narrowed the so-called “planning horizon”. This term is used by economists to describe a time that will perform some of the work. In other words, is the period of time from adoption of the plan until its implementation.
The second problem for people who can’t imagine their existence without a lot of problems, it is a digital alarm. This is when, for example, you read a book or an article, but suddenly you begin to check emails, read emails, switch on phone and other means of communication. You will certainly want to know that you a new message. You are unable to concentrate on any business, and you will certainly need to be distracted by their “smaller tasks”.
The dependence of the Affairs
You will be surprised, but the dependency job is not that other, as a result of hormonal imbalances in the body. You are able to spend a day and boldly planning a bunch of work plans? Then you should definitely think about the fact that you have something wrong. The same goes for “workaholics” who come to work ahead of time. During the day they need to follow some important things, but before you begin implementation, they begin to take on other less important things. In the end, the work day is nearing completion, and work plan for the day and was left untouched.
Why is this happening? And all the matter in the same dopamine that is produced when making a case. To send a letter in the mail or message is much easier, and the result is instantly, in that the brain will reward you with a dose of dopamine. However, a person will eventually need more of this hormone and, therefore, minor cases he will do more. In other words, dopamine is the main reason that we are constantly scurrying around trying to do many things at the same time, forgetting about the main thing in our life.
Employment is an escape from real life
Few people may think that employment is actually one of the manifestations of laziness. So, we wound itself the task, and thereby just avoid conversation with himself about the meaning of life and death.
In the modern turmoil many of us just “afraid to live”. We are immersed in the business and thus justify their presence in a comfortable distance from those important issues that really matter for each person. Do you like what you are doing? Whether you are happy? Enough time you devote to your loved ones? Do you know what you want from life? This seemingly simple questions, but to answer honestly to them is very difficult.
Of course, we all have our deadlines, projects and business. However, everyone has freedom of choice. When you are once again mired in routine occupations, just stop. Step away from the computer, phone and other gadgets. Look at the situation from the outside, and think about what’s keeping you here. Why can’t you focus on important? What are you afraid of, and that does not allow you to change something in your life? If you are not able to give answers to these questions, you may want to seek help from a psychologist. A specialist will allow you to learn and to understand all your strengths and weaknesses and to give specific recommendations. And then it’s up to you.