How to Not Become a Workaholic?
Are you afraid that your life no longer exists beyond the four walls of your office? Do you no longer want to be bound to your work, and work only? Well, you have come to the right place, then. You need to get over the fear and break free from the clutches of your work. Read ahead and discover how.
1. Recognize the symptoms
Most people fail to recognize the symptoms before it is too late. It is essential to identify the symptoms that most workaholics show before they cross over to the other side and are irrevocably turned into workaholics.
Read the questions below and answer with a ‘Yes’ or ‘No. Do not use ‘Maybe’ to conceal the truth!
1. Do you fall under the category of people who detest weekends?
2. Are you afraid to imagine what your life’s purpose would be if you were unemployed?
3. Are you usually the first one to enter your office and the last one to leave?
4. Do you not recognize the terms such as vacation, outing, dating and relaxing?
If you answered ‘Yes’ to two or more questions mentioned above, then you are definitely on the threshold. Continue reading as to what next steps you must take.
2. Stick to an office schedule
It is imperative not to stay in the office for more than the number of hours that your company asks (needs) you to. No matter how compelling the urge, do not sit behind your desk once your hours are up. Go home and stare blankly at the wall, it does not matter. It is of course a bonus, if you have something interesting to do at home. However, the first step is to ensure that you do not spend more than the scheduled hours in office.
3. Indulge in a hobby
Most people who are drunk with work do not have any other activity to keep themselves occupied. If you do not want work to become your life, it is essential that you develop an interesting hobby to keep yourself busy during leisure time. It has to be in sync with your interest and succeed in keeping you engaged and entertained for long hours. If you are just thinking of picking up a hobby, experiment with options and pick out one that is truly fulfilling.
So, if you are a workaholic, or are soon going to become one, then you need to get a life and live it with zest!