National Workaholics Day on July 5th reminds us to balance our work and home life. Work isn’t everything! Do you come in early, skip your lunch and stay late or know someone who does? This day is dedicated to the people who fit that description – the workaholics.
A workaholic feels the need to be busy at all times which may cause problems. They might perform tasks they are not required to do or are unnecessary for project completion. These unnecessary tasks cause inefficiency where the focus should be on production. Workaholics may have trouble delegating or entrusting co-workers with tasks. They struggle with organizational skills due to taking on too much work at one time. The solution for workaholics is to step back, regroup, and slow down a little bit.
Having to work from home because of COVID may be especially challenging for a workaholic. A workaholic may feel pressure to work even longer hours because they cannot be in the office. Other stressors related with COVID, such as childcare, or concern about a loved one’s health, can exacerbate levels of stress. This kind of negative stress is bad for the body, and can negatively impact health. At Private Home Health Care we value health and well being. We encourage everyone to live a healthy lifestyle and when stress levels get a bit too high, you should take a step back, take a breath, and drink some water. Remember, health is wealth!