To you who work your ass off every single day, here is my two cents:
I know how important your work is for you. It is really evident in your daily motivation to wake up early in the morning and fight off the tempting snooze button your alarm clock is luring you into. I, in all honesty, admire your for that; for keeping your focus despite the distractions you encounter each morning.
Your desire to make some progress and changes in your life is what probably drives you to work that hard. There is nothing wrong with that. Working hard to attain your short-term and long-term goals really takes hard work, determination, and perseverance.
You might be caught up with your job for you are after self-development that your work can give you. You will be able to learn how to manage your time wisely and equip yourself with skills and abilities which will be of great help to you as you overcome the challenges you might encounter. Working hard as well can take you at the highest peak of your career, help you boost your self-confidence, improve your personal traits, assist you in reaching your dreams, and even benefit all the people around you.
Truly, you can get a great deal of advantages from working hard. However, the hard work you are so willing to put in can also hurt you.
Listen to your body -you also need to take a break. You might have been sitting for hours on your office chair accomplishing a number of tasks. You might have been staring at the screen of your computer while working on with a report you need to submit each day. There is nothing wrong with being productive at work, but take your health as well into consideration.
Listen to your body -I am not encouraging you to go dillydallying during work hours for I know that’s the reason you get paid. What I am trying to tell you here is to have time for yourself. Working overtime might be a great way to earn extra these days, but consider your health as well. To work overtime means to take away your free time, your time to rest and even your time for family. I know this two cents of mine won’t bring you food on your table which your double shifts can do for you. However, everytime you do that, you are putting your health at risk.
Listen to your body -I know how you struggle with your job. You might have a lot of paperwork to finish. You might have been trying to juggle a lot of things all at once. Eight hours at work might be insufficient for you to accomplish all your tasks at work. Never take your work home. You have a life too outside of work and they’re as important as your career too. Go spend time with your family. Admit it, you won’t get extra pay for the office work you do at home.
Listen to your body -spend your rest day properly. You are also a human being. You get exhausted and eventually need some rest. Never deprive yourself of the things you truly deserve. Rest days are made solely for resting. You spend it wisely. You do things that will benefit your health. The workweek might have been so exhausting already that you were left drained. It is your responsibility to take good care of your own body. Go eat foods that fuel your body, those which can help you replenish your energy.
Listen to your body -get a decent amount of sleep. I know how it has been tough for you to juggle a number of things. You were not just born to pay bills, as cliché as it may seem. You might be turning days into nights just to earn extra money to pay your bills. But your body needs some rest as well. I know, sleeping won’t pay any bills pinned at your door. But, do yourself a favor by giving that most important thing to yourself. Your body needs a decent amount of sleep. You owe it to your well-being to do things that benefit your health.
Listen to your body -you are not a robot. I am very much aware of your reason why you are working your ass off. Whatever that reason is, it does not give you a license to hurt your body, to disregard your health. Your health is as important as your career, your self-improvement, and development goals. Never disregard your health. What you think might help you survive may also bring danger to your health.
At one with you,
Chamber of Thoughts