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Things You Need to Know about Workaholic

Aug 17, 2007
It is always good to be somebody who always gets the things done in a proper time. But one can be so dependable on his works that he tends to forget about things surround him. In this article we will discuss on how important it is to realize that there are many other things in life which needs our attention.

Work is important in life. We need to work to earn our daily bread. But work is not the only important thing in life. Being a person who is very time conscious does not mean that you have to end up being obsessed with your work. In fact if you are time conscious and are really concerned about getting things done on time, then there are very little chances that you will end up as a workaholic.

Getting things done on time means working well within the office hours. And that in turn means having enough free time to enjoy your leisure hours. Every body need time to unwind. And unwinding must certainly be there. Or else you will end up totally worked up.

Contrary to popular belief workaholism is in reality counter productive. That is because when it lasts it might seem good enough, but nothing in this world lasts for ever. Sooner or later you will experience what experts now refer to as the Executive Burnout. I will deal more with the executive burnout in the next chapter.

Before I conclude this chapter, I just want to raise a point for you to ponder on.

Imagine that you have been working a little more than harder the whole day. You have been on your toes doing this and doing that. Towards the end of the day you realize, or you just come to know that there is some urgent work to be done that must be dispatched the following day.

You have two alternatives before you, you can tell the security that you will be working a few extra hours while the others pick up their bags and leave. The very thought that you have to stay back when the others are leaving is going to weigh down on you, though you might feel kid of grand when you look at others with the air of a person who has to do his duty.

Then you have to telephone your spouse or friends and tell them that you will be late and may probably have to call off the date that you had fixed for the night. That itself is going to make you grumpy especially if you hear an unenthusiastic grunt from the other side of the line.

After that with a private sigh of resignation you have to sit down to finish that piece of work. (I am sure you will think of unprintable words to describe the work at this juncture). You have to remember that you are already exhausted with the busy day that you had. It goes without saying that if at all you finish the task, the work will be far from satisfactory.

Your other alternative is that you take a quick look at the work and estimate how long is will take for you to finish it. Then you forget completely about it and pack your things and clear up your workstation and leave with all the others, bidding a cheerful goodnight to every tom Dick and Harry, and every Jane Susan and Mary. You reach home in the best of spirits and have a nice time with the kids or enjoy yourself with your date. You go to sleep early and wake up thoroughly refreshed in the morning. You work out for sometime, have a shower and a good breakfast and try to reach your office a little earlier than usual with a song in your heart and a spring to your step.

Now if you sit down to do the work, not only will the quality of the work be much better but in all likelihood you will take less time than is really required for it. Well, what do you think, is not it worth trying out.
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