A group dedicated to bringing very public awareness to “workaholism”. Providing sound advice for “workaholics”, their family, friends, and the companies/agencies they work for.
Tips & Tricks for the Recovering
March 26, 2010 at 2:48 am #95871
Tips & Tricks for the recovering “workaholic“…
March 26, 2010 at 2:49 am #95877
Tip of the Day – Unplug on Weekends
Your family and friends want/need some of your undivided attention and you need the break from the grind! So do yourself a favor and step away from the device (e.g. – laptop, PC, Mac, and ESPECIALLY your mobile phone) and reconnect with actual living and breathing people on the weekend. You will feel far more recharged come Monday.
March 26, 2010 at 2:50 am #95875
Tip of the Day – Less is More
Let’s face it, most folks tend to try to eat the elephant whole, and that my friends, is an awful lot to chew! If you take pride in your ability to multi-task I am talking to you. If you work on more than one thing at once (and most of you are working on 20 things simultaneously) you are working inefficiently. Period.
Make a list, prioritize it, and focus on ONE thing at a time until that task is complete. You will be amazed at how much more you get accomplished!
April 5, 2010 at 8:29 pm #95873
Tip of the Day – Take a Real Vacation
I was recently reminded, during a conversation with a colleague, how easy it is to get sucked into work while away on vacation.
So what is one to do?
Realizing that it is virtually impossible to leave your phone at home here is is some sage advice on how to minimize your work exposure while on vacation:
1. Inform everyone on this green earth that you will be going on vacation and that you will not be returning phone calls or emails until your return. Be sure to inform/prepare everyone who will be covering for you while you are away.
NOTE: This is strictly for expectation setting, they will call and email you anyway.
2. Set your ‘Out of Office’ message stating the above and change your voice mail message, appropriately.
3. Leave your laptop home!
4. Disable or delete your email account(s) from your phone while away. This is particularly important as it relates to your work email account, but holds true for any account you might have configured on your phone. Don’t worry, you can pull all your email back down to your device once you are back in the saddle AFTER your vacation is in the record books.
5. Screen ALL your calls. Let every single call go to voice mail! There are NO exceptions to this rule, not even if your mother calls (sorry Mom!).
6. Don’t be tempted or feel obligated to return calls. You are on vacation and have to trust that those covering for you and/or your team can handle anything and everything that might arise. By the way, TRUST is the key word in the last sentence.
7. Don’t feel any sense of what I like to call “work guilt”. Period! If you find yourself feeling “work guilt” think of those you are vacationing with (family, friends, significant other, etc) and the guilt you should be feeling for wasting one moment of your long awaited vacation thinking about even one second of work related crap.
8. Enjoy your vacation like no other!!!
If you follow these simple steps, I can assure you that you will enjoy your vacation like no other! You owe it to yourself, your family, friends, co-workers, etc., etc., etc…to enjoy your vacation without any “work guilt”. You will come back completely recharged and ready to take on the world!
NOTE: Once back from vacation do as you said you would in your ‘Out of Office’ message and touch base with those that attempted to get in touch with you. This may be a time-intensive exercise but a necessity none-the-less and will be greatly appreciated by those you do business with.
You must be logged in to reply to this topic.