There are people who don't understand the world "rest". They kept on working even when it is now time to take rest. Their mind wandered at at all times doing the planning, decision making and execution of decision. Their lives were caught in the web of spending effort. Their body are in unison with their movement finishing the job no matter what it pays even in the face of their own health. They don't listen to reason how rest revitalize the tiredness of their body and recharge those lost energy to be able to keep on going during the rest of the day keeping limbs and muscles at work at top speed. Workaholics brought progress to a certain endeavor especially in business and in life. They seemed to be running against time taking pressures facing them head over heels. It seemed they never feel tired as their energy level always on the go.
They felt happy by working. It eases their boredom, it hides their sorrows and frustrations. They are more comfortable in working than resting. Resting is not on their own vocabulary. They acted as superman of their own habitat. This extraordinary qualities may benefit in business but it does bring disaster if they are caught in a condition where their health is at risk. They are humans, they are not machine. Even machine takes rest, the more human have to.
Why workaholics are different from us? Why they separated themselves to the truth that they were also entitled to take a little respite from working. What drives them to get mad by punishing their body and hurting their muscles. Workaholics were driven by their craving for work. This behavior became part of their lives. They have no control to make changes of their work habit. They believed they are born to work more, to sacrifice for the sake of their own belief. A belief that sometimes distorted in the concept of reasonable and ideal way of working hard.
But we can't blame them. Each one of us has our own direction and choice, a decision to make which way we are heading. We respected their extraordinary qualities, their resourcefulness, excellence and dedication to their jobs, their industry in the field of their own action.
Above all, we are hoping that workaholics reconsider their position and give their body a chance to heal.
April 22, 2008 -- It turns out that dull tasks really do numb the brain. Researchers have discovered that as people perform monotonous tasks, their brain shifts towards an at-rest mode whether they like it or not.
And by monitoring that area of the brain, they were able to predict when someone was about to make a mistake before they made it, a study published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences found.
"There's this thing that's probably intrinsic where your brain says I do need to take a little break here and there's nothing you can do about it," said study author Tom Eichele of Norway's University of Bergen.
"Probably everyone knows that feeling that sometimes your brain is not as receptive or as well performing and you didn't do anything to actually induce that."
When that happens, blood flows into the part of the brain which is more active in states of rest.
And since this state begins about 30 seconds prior to a mistake being made, it could be possible to design an early-warning system which could alert people to be more focused or more careful, Eichele said.
That could significantly improve workplace safety and also improve performance in key tasks such as airport security screening.
"We might be able to build a device (that could be placed) on the heads of people that make these easy decisions," he said.
"We can measure the signal and give feedback to the user that well, your brain is in the state where your decisions are not going to be the right one."
Eichele and his colleagues in the United States, Britain and Germany were able to detect these brain patterns with MRI scans, which are not portable.
The next step is to see if more mobile EEG devices are able to detect the phenomenon.
A prototype of a wireless, mobile, and lightweight EEG amplifier is currently in development and could be ready for the market in 10 to 15 years, he said.
Yep, I'm bored at the moment though I do not know if bored is the correct term for the way I feel for I want to do something online though I do not know what it is so I am doing nothing productive. It is more like an apathy I suppose...