The consequences of our jobs and the hours that we work have a greater toll on our ability to be good employees, and to be good, people than we may recognize. For most of us, there are both personal and professional reasons to maintain work–life balance. But what is the cost if we fail? Work–life imbalance is associated with decreased job satisfaction, productivity, and eventual burn out.
Hard work pays off. That’s what we’re always told as we go through school, apply for jobs and navigate our careers. If our goal is to one day be successful, we must work as hard as we can to achieve our goals. This is the hustle culture we’re participating in today.
In the fast-paced, high-stakes, always-on world of business today, work addiction is becoming a serious concern. It affects more than just your job. It creeps into your personal life and can have a dangerous impact on your mental and physical health. More and more professionals are experiencing the symptoms of over-work and stress that eventually lead to career burnout. But can that be called addiction? In a society that has always valued hard work and dedication, how do differentiate between the drive to succeed and a dangerous obsession?
Are you are an employee, feeling overwhelmed and burnout, wondering “is it just me?” Fear not because you are not alone. This post explores the facts behind the headlines and shares tips for overcoming work stress and burnout to improve your well-being.
Filling up your schedule, whether it’s your professional or personal calendar, can be a good thing. But overdoing it isn’t — especially when you start to feel like you’re in over your head.
Fortunately, when you need to take a step back at work, you can do so gracefully…