Some people think they will succeed by working 70 or more hours a week. Among those there are “grinders” who brag about their work ethic, while there are others who complain–yet keep that rigorous schedule going voluntarily.
Somehow workaholics remind me of a country song lyric:
“Work your fingers to the bone, and what do you get?”
WATCH THE ABOVE VIDEO
Watch the video above to hear Dawn Echols–a professional counselor based in the greater Atlanta, GA area–discuss workaholics, sleep deprivation and balanced lives.
Lunch and Conversation with Dawn Echols
Closely aligned to the workaholics pattern are business leaders who get very little sleep at night, believing that they must start work as early as possible and keep working late into the evening.
Related to thIS topic are individuals who don’t take vacations, even though their employer allows time away. You can only guess how horrified this group would be if someone suggested they take a sabbatical–several weeks or even two or three months away from work.
RISKS WORKAHOLICS FACE
Although an excessive work ethic might be admirable as a sign of commitment, people who never take time for themselves run the risk of damaging their mental and physical health, and possibly reducing their professional impact.
HEAR A PROFESSIONAL COUNSELOR’S RECOMMENDATIONS
You, your boss, your teammates and your family members are likely to face the consequences of a never ending nose-to-the-grindstone life. That’s why I strongly encourage you to hear a highly qualified professional counselor, who has helped hundreds of clients balance life and work harmoniously.
Again, as I invited you to do earlier. . .
Listen now to Dawn Echols–and take note of the solutions she provides:
NOTE: Your coworkers will benefit from watching this interview, and then discussing its significance for your workplace immediately after the viewing.
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