I can’t sleep
I have too many meetings every day
I have too many deadlines to meet
The commute to work is killing me
My employees are not meeting their deadlines, so I have to add that to my workload
My plate is full at the office, I don’t get a break
I have too many interruptions when I need to focus in a project
I get too many emails at work, forget the ones at home, I can’t open them
I don’t have time at home to check out my social media
My friends think that I abandoned them, I don’t have time to socialize
I can’t go to my kid’s sports, activities and I forgot my mother’s birthday
I have not taken a vacation in years
Most of us work real hard in life to achieve success. At work, we don’t want to fail in order to climb up fast the career ladder. We have to love what we are doing to keep us motivated. However, often times and without knowing it, we become what some people call “workaholics”. When this happens, there is a chance that the balance between work, life, family and home needs will take a hit. Regardless of what the root of the problem is, if the situation becomes uncontrolled, other significant problems will be added to the list, such as:
Poor health, physical and mental
Serious family problems such as separation, divorce
Isolation from friends
Negative reputation at work
Negative impact on children
I just hope my message would somehow serve as a wake up call to remind you that you can make adjustments to strike that balance and eventually enjoy your time at work, your time at home and with your friends, and ultimately enjoy your life!
Think about it, it’s never too late to find that balance.
ABOUT THE Author
I am a blogger, a photographer, a jewelry designer, a gourmet cook, and a recipe book writer. I am also a flea market flipper, an avid gardener, an interior/ outdoors designer, an avid golfer and traveler.