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The Pros and Cons of Being Too Invested In Your Work

by Money Team
31 Jul 2017 | 2:10 PM

Giving your best at work is expected for any employee, but there is such a thing as giving more than what is required of your job. It's not a bad thing to put in the work, but you have to strike the balance between working hard and enjoying life beyond your cube. Here are some pros and cons of being too into your work:

First up, the pros:

1. You wake up with a smile on your face.

You hardly drag yourself out of bed because the moment your alarm clock rings, you happily stretch and waltz into the bathroom for your morning routine. Every work day is a fun learning experience for you, so you look forward to it all the time. The positivity you radiate lasts until the sun goes down. Dude, that is super!        

2. Work doesn't seem like work at all.

Because you enjoy your work so much, it doesn't feel like work anymore. It has become something that makes you happy, something that excites you, like a passion project. You make sure that you always do your best because work is valuable to you.

3. You are more productive.

When you're passionate about work, you are able to focus on tasks very well, resulting to faster and more efficient ways of handling your workload. Add to that your enthusiasm towards work, busy days become easily tolerable for you.

And now, we get to the cons:

1. You become obsessed with work.

Thinking about work even on weekends? That's not healthy at all, dude! You need to switch off work mode on rest days. Try not to bring home work, especially during weekends. Remember to allot personal time for non-work activities. If all you do is work, you're completely neglecting the other aspects of your life. 

2. You'll get burned out.

Working for long hours every day will absolutely drain your energy. Keep in mind that lack of energy weakens your immune system. That said, there's a possibility for you to catch a cold, which may eventually develop into flu. Take a break, bro! You seriously deserve that for all the hard work you've been doing. Get enough sleep and rest. Most of all, limit your daily tasks to a certain number. Remember, you are not a machine. It's unrealistic to even consider doing everything in one day.   

Your life shouldn't revolve around work all the time. You may be gunning for a promotion in a couple of months or aiming to lead that upcoming project, but make sure that you look the part of a rising star by taking care of your skin and eating right, among others. At the end of each day, make sure to wash your face with a cleanser that energizes your skin and moisturize as needed. Your zest for work should also extend in how you approach the other aspects of your life: spend quality time with your family and friends, pursue a new hobby, and try out new things. Strike a balance between work and play-this way, you get to really enjoy what this life has to offer.