Oct 14, 2013 - Is work dictating your life? Do you believe that everything you do is contingent on what is expected of you in the work that you do for a living? Is your work monopolizing your full attention, leaving little else for you to enjoy in your life to enjoy? Are you feeling as though you have no control over your life at all because your work demands so much from you and takes so much out of you? If your work is ruling your life, then you must accept that you have allowed it to take control of you. If you believe that nothing else in your life can be a priority or a focus because of work, then this is a choice you have made, not one imposed upon you.
Take an MM&I Moment to better understand the reasons why your work has become such a powerful force against you instead of an asset for you. Your work should be just one aspect of your life, not your whole life. If you work has become what defines you, drives you or limits you, then you have chosen to allow it to be this way. If the reason you are a workaholic is because you gain great satisfaction and accomplishment from your work, then ask yourself what is missing in your personal life that could bring satisfaction or accomplishment on a personal level? If you are a reluctant workaholic because you feel you have no choice, then you have chosen to accept versus explore options. If you feel as though work is limiting you, then ask yourself why you are devoting so much time to an effort that is neither gratifying nor nurturing your growth, and then identify what alternative would be the most idealistic. You have within your power each and every day the ability to make your circumstances better. Decide to make your life better and more satisfying by taking steps that will make your work a part of the value life brings and not your life's only focus.
Synergized Quote of the Week
"We can let circumstances rule us, or we can take charge and rule our lives from within." - Earl Nightingale
Yours in synergistic thinking,