How To Avoid Overworking

I want to set the record straight, here. I know that there’s a certain stigma associated with overworking. In fact, everyone thinks they should be working less. Yet, there’s no way you see yourself doing more work with each and every attempt.

As much as I’ve studied the work-life balance, I don’t see myself doing less. I know that if I didn’t feel that way, then I’d have a harder time getting by. I know too, in our society, if you want to get ahead, to get ahead, then you have to give up something, or work a lot. I’d like to be able to work less and make more.

As much as I hate the idea and am very tempted to give into temptation, I don’t want to give up productivity. I want to be able to make more money while putting more time into my life. But, if I had to work more, then so be it. I believe that, whether I work less or not, is more important than being able to earn more at an accelerated pace.

The thing is, I feel like I’ve been getting less accomplished than I would like while trying to make more. I used to be able to put in 15-30 hours a day, 5 days a week, and it was actually a pretty nice rate. I have a degree in psychology, and working for myself on a project like this was a great way to sharpen my skills.

My point is, I know that I work less because I try to put in as much time as possible and it doesn’t end up looking like much. Now, I do try to put more in, but it usually ends up feeling kind of like it’s really not that much more than what I’m already doing. I don’t want to put too much extra effort into this project, I just want to make more money, or something like that. So, I’m not sure how to break it down. You may still disagree with me, and that’s great. You’re still part of the conversation and if you would like a different approach, feel more comfortable sharing it with me.

I don’t know if I’m alone in feeling this way. I would guess that there are other men out there who would feel like this, but I honestly feel like I’m the only one. I’ve been in the profession for so long, and it’s nice that we at least talk about the issue in terms of men. Women can also feel that way, but I know that they still have to put in more effort than what I have.

It could be a matter of motivation. We all know people who are so into their work that doing anything else would be a huge pain. I’ve always been that way. It wasn’t until I had kids that I realized how much more energy should I spend on something I’m really passionate about. I wanted so much to enjoy life, get married and raise a family, but to do that, I had to give up on other things. I’ve definitely gotten to the point where I don’t feel that much joy and satisfaction in my life unless I’m working.

There is such a stigma associated with taking all this time off. It may not be a myth when people point it out to you. It’s definitely a fact. I’ve heard some men talk about their reluctance to take any time off, and they think that would make them really unmotivated, but I think that’s a huge mistake. I’ve always been this way. I’ve always been super-motivated by every single thing that I choose to pursue. I’m not taking the time off just for the sake of taking time off. In fact, I’m taking it because I have to.