With most work happening on our computers and a primarily “work from home” culture due to Covid-19, we are plugged into work 24x7, whether we want it or not. It’s not good for our well-being, physically and mentally.
We are losing touch with reality and becoming consumed with artificial goals at work. We work hoping for happiness, but it’s not making us happier. It’s making us more miserable every day. Some people are more susceptible to the ills of the possibility of working all the time than others. I happen to be one of them, and like any other addiction, work has taken over my life.
Yes, it appears I met virtually with 927 people in 2021 So I’ve decided to put my life back in order. I want to leave work at work. I want to work for a limited amount of time and not think about work for a second outside of said time.
Here’s the set of changes I plan to make:
Simply put, I want to treat work as one part of my life, not my entire life. And I want to spend the rest of the time with loved ones, family, and friends or pursue interests like reading, music, photography, etc.
Work is great because it gives life meaning. But too much of anything is bad, and too much work takes away meaning from everything else in life. When you live to work, you forget to live. I plan to live a little.