Most of us would agree that few decades ago,
life was much slower. Look at the scenario today, where workaholics dominate
the society and offices. Smartphones and portable devices have made lives
easier, no doubt. But it has also bought about a significant shift in our
routines-like sending an important email while having lunch, or building
invoices on your way back home.
It's time for a reality check. The presence of
more than 5 of the following signs is enough to get you the title 'Workaholic'.
You feel that family time is unnecessary.
This thought entering your mind can be a danger
signal. Referring to family time as an unproductive waste of time is your first
step to being a workaholic.
You feel happy when you get time to read your favorite magazine.
No matter how busy you are, it's really
important to make time for yourself. If you're happy you finally got some time
for yourself, it's a pretty clear sign that you need to do it more often.
Strangers tell you that you look rushed.
A fast pace and a hurried gait may not be visible
to you, but it is to others. So the next time someone comments on your rushed
behavior, make a mental note to manage your time slots more efficiently.
Muscle pain takes over your body.
Weakness and body pain is the first sign of your
body telling you that you're overworking. Getting a good night's sleep is
important for a more productive and healthy day at work. Don't just rely on
painkillers and over-the-counter drugs; give your body what it really wants.
You think of a Sunday get-together as a team bonding.
Bringing workplace attitude into your social and
family life is another big no-no. People having such an attitude tend to be
among the left-outs in social events.
At your child's PTA meeting, you ask the teacher for your child's core
Work obsession and perfectionist attitude is
clearly evident here. Loosen up.
You go to bed mentally plotting down the next day's work schedule.
Planning in advance is a good way to stay goal
oriented and often implies success at workplace. Overdoing it, however, works
the other way round. So if you're doing it before bed, while eating, while
travelling and in your shower, you've overdone it.
You write love-letters in bullet form.
Not willing to let go of your work in personal
relationships is among the major reasons for unsuccessful relationships. Giving
your partner the attention he/she duly deserves is important.
You ask the bridesmaid to take minutes of your wedding speech
At least your wedding should not be influenced
by your work. Relax! Just chill!
You refer to your uncle's death as a family downsizing
This one is a serious case of workaholicness. Let's
hope you didn't tick this one!