In an age where the business culture is very competitive, being hardworking and dedicated are necessary qualities for you to remain in business. In fact, these are expected behaviors. However, it is important that you know where to draw the line, bearing in mind that your work can easily consume you.
Here is a list of six signs that indicate you are giving way too much of yourself to your job.
1. When free time becomes a foreign concept.
Although you may be so involved with your work that you have little spare time available, your job should not consume you to the extent that you have no time for anything else. If you can’t remember the last time you met up with family or friends, watched an interesting movie, went shopping or did anything that was not work related, this is a key indicator that your job is taking over and it’s time to get a life.
2. When you carry the load alone.
If you are a perfectionist, you may have a natural need to ensure that everything that you are even remotely involved in is perfectly done. However, this tendency should not be so pronounced that the entire burden is left on you. Remember, you do not possess super powers; you cannot do it all alone. Even if you can, you shouldn’t be expected to. That’s what freelancers are for and why you put other people on the payroll.