Advice from a workaholic
If you work 60 or more hours a week, bring your work home, dream about your work, and are always on call, you know what it means to be a workaholic. For workaholics, weekends and holidays are for catching up on work, not rest and fun. There are several problems with being a workaholic: 1) you don't have time for the things that matter most, like family and friends; 2) you get burned out and your health (mental and physical) will suffer; and 3) people begin to expect you to work all the time.
Everyone needs a break. Working 24/7 doesn't benefit anyone and if you're on salary, you probably aren't making any more extra money by doing so. The fact is, some things on your to-do list can wait. Prioritize, prioritize, prioritize! When you prioritize, you can find that the world will not cease spinning if you put a task off until tomorrow so you can enjoy an evening or holiday with friends and family (and rest!).
If you are having trouble prioritizing and setting boundaries with your boss and coworkers, I'm here to help! I have strategies that you can use to determine what needs to be done now and what can wait and how you can get others to respect your boundaries. Call or email today!
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