The Workday Blues
By:Beth Flynn, Wednesday, September 28th, 2016
"Maybe you are the person with that burning passion to do well. You come in early, are the last to leave, and haven't taken off a day or weekend since you started. While you'd planned to scale back after you got the promotion or when the project was finished, you never did. Consequently, it's five or ten or fifteen years later and you are burned out.
Face it. You are a workaholic, or perhaps this sounds like someone you know. No desire to hang out with friends much less expand your network. Permanently stressed. No longer performing at your best. And it's become a chronic situation.
Exhaustion, frustration, lack of energy, and sleep deprivation are all signs that more demands and less resources have gotten the best of you. In order to overcome the blahs, consider the following advice from Manfred Kets De Vries at INSEAD: take relaxation seriously, cultivate a rich non-work life, and consider unplugging (p. 131)."
What advice do you have to overcome the workday blues?
From: Willyerd, K.; Mistick, B.; Grenny, J. (2015). Stretch: how to future-proof yourself for tomorrow's workplace. Hoboken, New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons.