Is work sucking the life out of you!!!

Is work sucking!

In part 1 of this series, we discussed the symptoms of why work is sucking the life out of you. We also revealed the 1st reason why work is sucking the life out of you: the people you are around (meaning your supervisors, subordinates, customers, and coworkers).

Before discussing the 2nd reason why work is sucking the life out of you, you need to be reminded of a couple of things.

  • Remember the following metaphor, Time is Money and Life is the Stock Market.
  • Repeat, Time is Money and Life is the Stock Market

Even with the revelation of reason 1 why work is sucking the life out of you, you are probably still walking around with a rain cloud over your head due to stress. Let’s shed some more light on the issue.

Reason 2 why work is sucking the life out of you: everything you do revolves around work. If you are like most people who spend most of their time at work, work dictates how much time you spend doing anything else in your life. And time is……money, life is the… stock market.

You set up boundaries to prevent interruptions while working, you miss kids games, skip lunches, and even neglect your health all because of work. On the other hand, you fail to create boundaries to prevent work from interfering with other parts of your life.

If time is money, and life is the stock market, then what is work? Work is a stock. If work is a stock then your family is a stock, your friendship is a stock, health is a stock, philanthropy is stock, hobbies are stocks, recreation is a stock and the list goes on and on.

Ask yourself this question:

Would you invest all of your money into one stock?

Probably not!!!

Why?

Because if put all your money into one stock you risk losing it all.
The better decision would be to diversify your portfolio, spreading your money out into different stocks and investments to lower your risk of losing everything.

Why rely on work solely to provide life satisfaction?

Why has everything in your life revolved around work?

What if you invested time in your family, friendships, health, philanthropy, hobbies, and recreation?

Why not set boundaries in other aspects of your life to prevent work from interfering with them.

The wise thing to do would be to allocate your time based on your values. You diversify your time (time is money)in life (life is the stock market) into the various aspects of your life and just in case work doesn’t work out, you have something to fall back on.

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