Business Tips and Tricks, Hope Wissel

Workaholics Day – July 5th

I know that there are lots of “special days” celebrated for many reasons but this is definitely a new one – for me!  Vanessa Coppes and I actually joked about this yesterday while we were working and blogging on the morning of the July 4th holiday.   Anyone know if there is a Blogger Day?  Let me know, I definitely want to celebrate that day.

rtc_june_5_workaholic_fullAccording to Punchbowl which helps you plan a party from start to finish – July 5th is Workaholics Day!  By definition, a workaholic is a person who is addicted to work.  Generally it implies that the person enjoys their work and they feel compelled to do it.  According to an article on Webmd, a workaholic is a life out of balance with key signs to  that you are in trouble.  Does this sound like you?

  • Trouble delegating work
  • Neglecting other aspects of your life (family, special events, vacations, etc) to work
  • Incorporating other aspects of your life into work (turning a hobby into a new business)

So, if I have just described you – TODAY is dedicated to you.  It is a time for you to step back and take it easy.  Do some mindless activity that you enjoy – read a book for fun, take a nap, take a walk on the beach or spend some time watching YouTube videos.  If you are the friend or family member of a workaholic, CELEBRATE – ENCOURAGE – REWARD them for their accomplishments today.

As for me, I an a recovering workaholic.  Family and friends used to take a back seat to my job – I used to call it passion.  Now, my passion is owning my own business.   Yes, I always have a catalog with me.  Yes, I am always ready to share about the way that Thirty One has changed my life.  Yes, I love that every time I go to work – I get to PARTY!  The difference is that I now take time to dedicate it to my hubby especially on his days off.  I still slack in the family time area but I am a work in progress.

I challenge you to look at your life and do a double check – do you have a healthy work-life balance?  If not, what are you ready to do about it?  Please share how you will be celebrating today

Have a ThirtyOne-derful day!

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