How to Stop the Chronic Overworking

January 23, 2022

In this episode we’re talking about how to stop the chronic overworking. Because whether you’re on the corporate or entrepreneurial track, for most of us, establishing a healthy work life balance is a challenge.

While people have struggled with a healthy work life balance for decades, the rise of the internet, laptops and cellphones made that problem worse. Because if people can always get in touch, it makes it really hard to hold the line on off time.

With the rise of remote working during the pandemic, one might assume that it actually helped with work life balance. Because none of us had the long commutes bookending nine hour days in the office. But guess what? 60% of workers say their work life balance has gotten worse, not better during the pandemic. Because now that the home is the workplace for many, how can we ever really be off.

More people than ever say they’re working longer hours, nights and weekends. Besides not having a life, the main issue with chronic overworking is the impact it has on our health and wellbeing.

But the truth is, beyond the demands of technology and home offices, there’s always more to chronic overworking. Most of the time it’s about trying to ease our self-doubt or worry or overthinking as it relates to our career. Many times, we overwork to soothe ourselves. To make us feel better. And the problem with that is that after awhile, we might convince ourselves that overworking is necessary for our success.

In this episode, we talk about how to stop the chronic overworking through mindset strategies and if necessary, a little direct dialogue with the boss. If this is a thing for you or someone you love, give the episode a listen.

How to Stop the Chronic Overworking | The Purposeful Career
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