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.
According 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!