July 12, 2018
Listen to the Better Life Lab podcast on Slate, hosted by Brigid Schulte and produced by David Schulman.
What happens when you can’t stop working? In this episode, the Better Life Lab podcast goes to a Workaholics Anonymous meeting to find out.
“I have always been high-achieving, getting a lot of recognition, but always being in pain that I just felt that I wasn’t good enough,” says Christine, a regular meeting attendee. “It didn’t matter what kind of performance reviews I got. It didn’t matter how people said what I was doing great. It was never enough.”
We also hear from Malissa Clark, a professor of psychology at the University of Georgia and an expert in workaholism. She discusses the science and research behind workaholism, and how we can change.