Overworking, Some folks are simply unable to quit working. Telecommuting has spawned a new breed of workaholics that work all day, especially during the months of Covid-19.
These professionals are always working, whether at home, on vacation, or even when they are supposed to be relaxing. When they are not doing something work-related, they feel unsatisfied, if not guilty. Here are some frequent blunders that could lead to you joining this “cult,” as well as how to prevent them.
Making a promise is one thing; keeping it is quite another. Promises to call people, schedule business meetings, or meet deadlines feel right. However, we frequently overcommit. As a result, we have something to do every minute of our waking hours. As a result, every minute of our waking time is filled with something to accomplish. This is something that you should avoid. Remember, learning to say No is the first step toward living.
Inability to diarise
It can be disconcerting to be reminded to provide tasks you forgot to accomplish. If you don’t keep track of your tasks, you’re likely to end up with a backlog of work and missed deadlines. Keep a list of reminders to avoid the embarrassment of missing deadlines and the anguish of working under constant pressure.
Absence of definite boundaries
Some bosses have a habit of assigning tasks to their workers at unusual hours. What happens when your boss asks you to act on a “important” report just as you and your family are about to sit down to dinner? How you handle such “pop up “assignments will influence whether or not your coworkers respect your privacy.
Desire for a higher salary
We’d all like to take home a bigger wage. This, however, has a cost. When you’re continually pushing yourself to make more money at the price of rest, you begin to value material items over your health and sanity. More money does not automatically imply greater joy. Put an end to the cycle. Enjoy yourself.
Work hours that aren’t exactly holy
Have you ever been compelled to respond to an email at 2 a.m.? It serves neither you nor your employer to hand in an assignment at 2 a.m. that can wait until the morning. Work should not hold you captive. Simply rest.