Man the life of a workaholic…You either on ya work or just workin on it.’
Big Sean

Do you have a good work life balance? Or do you have an obsessive need to be busy at the expense of a rich and balanced life? A workaholic lets this obsessive need override the importance of intimacy with family and friends, personal growth, quiet times and pleasure of play.

Some of us believe that it is necessary to work, work, work in order to be successful in life. Yet it is said that Albert Einstein worked in the mornings and spent most of his afternoons sailing!

Some believe that it is necessary to be a workaholic in order to provide for our family. Yet there are those, like single parents, who are compelled to work hard to make ends meet. They are driven because of circumstances, not an unhealthy need.

Workaholism is a fix. It is an escape, you are using your work to hide from other problems. Like a  lack of self-worth, or an inability to have meaningful relationships, or a fear of not having enough or being enough.

Next time that compulsive need to work rears its ugly head, sit yourself down and try to figure out what it is you are trying to mask by your constant activity.

‘I used to be a classic workaholic, and after seeing how little work and career really mean when you reach the end of your life, I put a new emphasis on things I believe count more. These things include: family, friends, being part of a community, and appreciating the little joys of the average day.’
Mitch Albom

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