How much time are you dedicating to work?

Are you making your life centered around Workism?

If the answer is yes, then you need to read this article.

You love your profession and you love your day to day roles, we understand that, but you need to be more intentional of the boundaries when it comes to working. This got me thinking about the work-life balance discussions that came up some years ago in a blog and podcast I was following back then.

 

WHAT IS WORKISM?

The fact is that YOU continue to let work life bleed into time that you need to be present in activities outside work.  Even though when you are not at your computer, in the office, or on your phone, your head is still working on problems, thinking about things you need to do, or mulling over an idea related to your personal life.

 

It can be exhausting and frustrating for my family.

According to a Twitter post by Adam Grant, we need about 2.5 hours of leisure time (defined as time to watch TV, socialize, go to the movies, spend time with family, and do nothing).

 

I couldn’t help but start to think about this idea behind Workism in our profession and beyond.  With your work seemingly taking a lot of your time, not to mention the notes that come along with it, are we making ourselves miserable to the point of burning ourselves out?

WHAT CAN YOU DO ABOUT IT?

You get it. You’ve always got it. You know the drill. You’re strong enough to do the hard work. You know that even when it’s sticky and seemingly impossible, it will become unstuck, as it always does. And you will triumph, as you always do.

Learning to love yourself and your family is no different. It’s work work work until one day, it isn’t. One day, you’ll look in the mirror and wonder how you ever talked down to and underestimated that workaholic looking back at you. You’ll know that all the work you did was for this moment and every moment after.

 

And then you’ll be home.

 

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