I have just made a firm resolution: I WILL take the weekend off. I laugh as I write this ... clearly, it shouldn't take a "special occasion" for me to take a couple of days off! Problem is - I'm a long-time sufferer from SERIOUS workaholism. My family celebrates when I finally stop. I'm not proud of it, mind you! This is something I could certainly use some help getting rid of! I suspect that my own personal workaholism "recipe" comes from an explosive combination of high N, high O, and high C - want to do everything NOW (N), want to do EVERYTHING (O), and want to do everything PERFECTLY (C).
Here are, therefore, two questions for discussion:
1. How would you connect personality and workaholism? (any studies you'd care to mention?)
2. What advice would you give workaholics to "compensate" for their tendencies to work non stop? What works?
That's it for today... happy weekend! And do wish me luck in my quest to take time off!