In today’s society, working more than 8 or 9 hours has become frequent. There are times when work has to be done from home. No matter what the position is, employees from entry level to CEOs should work hard at their jobs. Working hard is good. The problem starts when overworking kicks in. Checking your emails at inappropriate times, working while on vacation, and staying late in the office when others have been gone for hours are the tell-tale signs of overworking. Your productivity doesn’t increase just because you go above and beyond the call of duty. Overworking can be detrimental to you, your team, and personal relationships.
Sometimes, people don’t even know they are overworking themselves, but if you are the first to arrive and last to leave on a regular basis that is a warning sign. Here are 3 tried and true ways to help stop overworking:
- Give yourself breaks during the day, and take days off.
- Leave work at work and don’t bring it home with you.
- Determine when you stop, which should at your scheduled end time.
When you overwork yourself you are putting yourself at risk of physical and emotional burnout. But we know changing may not be so simple. So, we’ve gathered a few of the best articles out there with more detailed info to help you recognize if you really are overworking and more suggestions if you want to make a change.
-Anthony Fongaro. Quartet Blog Author & Editor