5 Signs You Might Be a Workaholic

14/8/2015 |

balance94% of professionals report working more than 50 hours per week and nearly half indicate they work more than 65 hours per week.  How does that equate to work/life balance?

Work/life balance is challenging to fit into a single definition because it means different things to different people, industries and cultures. Regardless of the definition, most agree there are fundamental risks and benefits associated with the balance or imbalance of work and life. Risks include poor health, unresolved conflict, decreased performance and even financial loss whereas benefits, include stronger relationships, greater physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health, a sense of fulfillment and greater productivity.

Some argue that working more hours equates to greater productivity as an end result.  Not so.  While working  additional hours may initially increase production, the up-tick will last but a few weeks before productivity is negatively impacted. Working long hours for extended periods of time or staying constantly connected to work (via cell phones, computers or even “in your head”) leads to exhaustion, unhealthy habits and decreased productivity. Oh, and did we mention increased stress?

The Productivity Ninja integrates a variety of tactics in pursuit of work life balance, creating great systems, taking short, frequent Pomodoro breaks, letting go of perfectionism, practicing stealth & camouflage and being ruthless in limiting time-wasting activities or people.

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