It was a high to succeed at work.
She recalls the pull to her child when she worked: I feel successful now in my life. I have not always, even though I'm a
Lady daters in NYC can't believe some of the stuff we have to put up with. But after speaking with some of these guys, it seems like we're all kind of in the same boat when it comes to the world of dating.
Over 40 percent of Americans don't take all their paid vacation days and half work beyond the 40-hour week. We talk to former workaholics about how to create a rewarding daily lifestyle and how career changes can play into a good work-life balance.
Companies don't last forever, so you can't expect a job for life anymore. Even the most dedicated workaholic may get a layoff notice when the company decides to downsize.
Vacation: No Laptop Required! A Cautionary Tale for Over-Achieving Workaholics with a Fear of Failure
Although I've damn near circumnavigated the globe, I've never been on vacation. Work was always waiting for me when I got somewhere. I'm not complaining because I love what I do. But I rarely took the time to appreciate where I was.
To all the people who are on a first-name basis with the office cleaning crew, are unfazed by empty parking lots on dark nights and can't go more than 20 minutes without checking an email, this one's for you.
Being busy isn't a bad thing as long as it's purposeful, but too many people go from busy, to addicted to busy, to burned out.
I burn the midnight oil, never say no, and I have often prioritized my career over my life and my loved ones. Only recently did I take an honest look in the mirror to realize that life is too short to miss, and every moment is precious. I urge you not to miss the life you deserve to lead.
The problem with work addiction is that many applaud the addict instead of asking if he or she needs help. This applause is the greatest high in the world and makes the addict work harder. This can be deadly.