Nowadays many people, especially women, have the tendency to sacrifice too much for their jobs. I could say that it’s quite dangerous to be a workaholic, because you work a lot, forgetting about other wonderful things in your life. It’s even worse, when you forget about your family and friends. Sure, you might want to improve your professional career, but you could be endangering many others aspects of your life, such as your health, your relationship or your marriage. I’m a great workaholic, I’m practicing these ways to stop being the one and I can tell they really work! I feel much better, happier and I even become more productive! Hope these seven powerful ways to stop being a workaholic will help you as well! You deserve to live a more enjoyable and meaningful life!
1. Good health is above wealth!
I’m sure everyone knows this saying, but, unfortunately, most of us neglect it. It’s not healthy to work too much. I know you are so motivated and eager to be promoted faster that you think that your health is not important. However, too much work really affects your whole body both mentally and physically. It’s essential to pay more attention to what you are eating (be sure to eat more fruits and veggies every day!) and try to exercise daily, even if it’s just walking!
2. Get at least 7 hours of sleep
Stop thinking if you stay up late you will get your promotion more quickly. If you want to be productive at work, you should get enough sleep. It’s really essential to get 7-8 hours of sleep every night, especially for women who want to look beautiful and have a flawless skin! Try to get enough sleep and you will wake up more refreshed and be more productive.
3. Set boundaries in your life
Setting some clear boundaries in your life is one of the best ways to stop being a workaholic. Be sure to work only during your working hours and don’t stay late at the office. If you are working from home like me, make sure you have a schedule that you will follow every single day. I know how it’s difficult, but when I started to follow my schedule I found it easier to accomplish my tasks on time. You could divert from your schedule, of course, if you have some really important things to do, but, please, don’t turn it into a habit!
4. Find a new hobby
Stop thinking only about your job and find a new hobby that will help you feel recharged. But, make sure your new hobby is not work related. You could choose any hobby you wish, there is a lot to choose from! It’s even better if you find a hobby that could involve your family and friends; it will certainly be more fun!
5. Make a little time for your friends
One of things that workaholics tend to neglect these days is making time for friends. Try to make a little time for your friends, it’s really useful for you! If you are not able to do it every day, then do it at least each week. And make sure you don’t talk too much about your work.
6. Unplug your Internet
Could you do your work without an Internet connection? If yes, then unplug your Internet! Why? Because you will focus only on your work, not on checking your e-mail or different accounts on the social networks. Trust me, in this way you will get your work done faster and you will have more time for the other wonderful things in your life.
7. Spend some time outside
Finally, the last important way is to spend more time outside. Try to do it every day to lower your stress levels and disconnect from your everyday worries. I usually take a half hour walk when I have a break. I also go on picnics with my family or friends during the weekend.
Keep in mind that long hours don’t make you an excellent worker, they will only harm your health. If you feel tired, try to take more breaks and focus on the things that make you smile and happy! Are you a workaholic? Do you want to stop being a workaholic or you like to be the one? Please comment below and thanks for reading.