Workaholics Special: Dealing with Life

Workaholics Special: Dealing with Life
by Jennifer Elliot | October 9, 2012

A drive for success and perfection, dedication and hard work are considered not only to be good, but excellent traits to have. If you are one of those people, who work day and night just to achieve perfection then this article is for you! There is nothing wrong with these traits if you know how to handle them. If not handled properly, these very traits can overwork you, tire you, give you all sorts of body aches, and let’s not forget about the impending stress. What you may not realize is that working hard may get you want you want, but after all that work and suffering, is it really worth it? It’s not a matter of losing that strive for perfection and success, it is merely a matter of toning it down a bit, enough so that you can also concentrate on your health! It is important that you take your past life into consideration. All that time lost, all those headaches, being irritable and increased stress levels, these are not just a matter of inconvenience, but are the very triggers for several health problems! Therefore here, in this article, we will help you to understand how to learn from these mistakes and how to live healthier, whilst still holding on to that drive and dedication!

Respect Your Limits

We all have our limits, it is time you understand that you are no superman! At times it is important to push beyond your limitations but this requires a lot of work and patience. That is why, this is not something you do normally! Reserve pushing beyond your limits for something else, like an important deadline! Other than that, respect the fact that every human has their limitations! If you are feeling sick or under the weather, then take a break! Take the day off! It could probably be stress acting up on your health! Listening to your body should be on the top of your priorities, as nothing is as valuable as health! If you feel fatigued, then try taking out some time to relax and to not over work your body. Treat your body with kind, love and respect!

Take Time Off

Granted, your job is very important. However so are you. What is the point of working day and night for a steady income and a nice lifestyle when it is all work and no play? Also, in order for you to achieve your goals you also need to have that inner motivation! If you yourself become tired, your goal will seem harder to accomplish! Therefore you need to take time off, to go out, enjoy and blow off some steam! This is the best way to recharge your batteries just in time for work. Plus you do not want to become one of those boring, dull and lifeless adults who only think of adults. Also if you have children, taking time off would really help you bonding with them.

Go With the Flow

Life would not be life without the ups following the downs or vice versa! You need to learn how to just go with it instead of beating yourself up during the down times. Think of it like this, how would you know or enjoy the up times without ever experiencing the downs? If you were not able to achieve your goal for this week or month, don’t take it so hard on yourself! Instead see where you went wrong and try again next time with better spirits.

Don’t Force It

We all have those times when we just want something, we may not have thought it out, we may try working very hard toward getting it but it just is not happening! This is where you understand that everything cannot be forced and sometimes you are just going to have to wait it out for a while! Try again next time, however it is not about how hard you work but rather, how smart you work! There is no point about achieving a goal while losing your sanity in the process.

Enjoy The Present!

Why wait? Why do you have to wait in order to be happy? Why do you have to lose weight in order to enjoy yourself, why do you have to wait to take that vacation? Why wait? Life is now and short! Enjoy yourself and your time now! Appreciate life for what you have and not what you want! Love the person you are, where you are and the people around you who make your life what it is! Always try to enjoy your life no matter what the circumstance, this will automatically lower your stress levels and give you a feeling of immense possibilities.

About the Author - Jennifer Elliot

Jennifer Elliot takes her Nutrition (and yours) very seriously! She believes that the strongest weapon we have against all diseases, ailments and conditions is Nutrition. She also widely promotes the importance of exercise to maintain optimal health. Keep an eye out for Jennifer’s articles to remain updated on how to lead a nutritious life!

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