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We live in a culture where work demands our complete allegiance. At the same time, it can be extremely enriching. You feel challenged by your work, you're attached to it, you're learning new things.
But, it is harmful to live an unbalanced life with too much focus on work and never truly being 'off'. It is detrimental to your relationships, your health, and your productivity.
After you have redefined success, consider how you want to invest your time and energy.
There will always be more work to be done, but make a choice to spend your time elsewhere: with family, friends, or in your community. And when you spend time with your family or friends, do so with undivided attention.
When trying to break an addiction, enlist the help of family, friends or colleagues for accountability and support.
Reset the expectations of your boss and coworkers. Be clear about the changes you are making and the reason for the change.
For digital detoxing, experiment with different solutions.
Mindfulness is practicing nonjudgmental awareness in the present moment.
Mindfulness can be helpful for trying to break addiction to work. It helps you to get a sense of control and be deliberate about your choices.
You can work productively in a creative way for only a certain number of hours per day. Even then, you need proper sleep, nutrition, and exercise for more energy and better focus.
Also consider your family, friends, coworkers, and clients, who count on you and your good health.
Working from Home requires you to work on your alone, just by yourself. This can lead to:
WFH (Work From Home) eventually means you are working from coffee shops, parking lots, from your car while driving, and almost anywhere you can log in to your laptop or communicate on your phone.
No one knows where you are and what you are doing, and that can be an advantage, but also can be misused.