Thinking Of Work On Weekends

Question to Ask the Workplace Doctors about work when away from it.

I feel as though I can’t stop thinking about work, even on the weekends. Every weekend, I am miserable because I think about what happened during that week. No matter what I do, I always think that I can do better. I do try to focus on my work, but I wonder if that’s enough.

Signed, It’s Work, Work, Work

DearĀ It’s Work, Work, Work:

It’s 9:07 Saturday night! What’s wrong about that? That is the time I have looked at Ask The Workplace Doctors and received your question. Again, I ask you what’s wrong about that? Answer: that is the time you sent your question and that is the time I received it–You are focusing on work on Saturday night rather than doing something that you especially enjoy. Your Saturday night question is not all wrong because it means you are facing up to the fact that thinking about work on a weekend indicates your life is not in balance. By asking this question you are voicing the symptom of an unhappy life. You spell that out when you say: “Every weekend, I am miserable because I think about what happened during that week” and you add “No matter what I do, I always think that I can do better. I do try to focus on my work, but I wonder if that’s enough.”

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