Workaholics Anonymous: De-stress and Regain Control of Your Life

Portrait of a womanTo be called a “workaholic” used to be something to be proud of. Recently, however, more and more companies are putting emphasis on achieving a good balance between work and life outside the workplace. Companies are coming to terms with the potentially harmful effects of overworking their employees. From serious medical conditions to decreased effectiveness, being a workaholic now makes you more of a liability than an asset.

As with most people who are hooked on a routine, workaholics have a long road ahead of them, when it comes to breaking the habit. However, certain changes in your lifestyle can make the journey a little easier.

Re-examine Your Values

It’s always good to remember that there are some things more important than work. Re-evaluate your life and ask yourself what those things are. Maybe it’s family, or health, or even your favourite hobby. Your work shouldn’t stop you from experiencing those other aspects of your life; instead, work should allow you to enjoy those things fully, and make you appreciate them more.

Change Your Environment

Having a work environment that is conducive to stress can lead to work-aholism. While you may not be able to change your company’s policies, placing yourself in a physical environment that you can enjoy can reduce the stress levels of your everyday life. Luckily, there are numerous office spaces in Singapore that offer a relaxing, peaceful, and vibrant space for you to work and live.

Take Your Time (And Use It Well!)

Time management is an essential skill for any worker. While there are only a limited number of hours in a workday to complete all your tasks, you should be able to finish all your essential work in the time given to you. Streamline your to-do list and give yourself a set amount of time to focus on the task at hand, before moving to the next one. An efficient workflow is essential to managing your time and freeing you up to de-stress.

Get Enough Sleep

Getting a good amount of sleep not only helps you feel relaxed and rejuvenated, it also helps your brain to be more focused and creative.

It’s never easy to break an addiction, but with the right attitude and a few steps in the right direction, workaholics can take charge of their life and enjoy it.