Take a break? They won’t let me.
In regards to my post about having a stressful week and not being able to “shut off” work when I get home, a lot of you asked me if I’m aware that I can take a break. Yes, I know there’s such a thing as taking a break.
But. Taking a break isn’t as easily said as done, especially not when your boss is texting you with work related business at 10pm. Yes. 10 PM. Not AM.
This week is shaping up to be every bit as workaholic-stressful-crazy-busy as last week and it doesn’t matter how much I try to “shut off” work when I get home. It’s stalking me. Forget that my cell is my “private” number, it’s ringing and beeping at all hours of the day, apparently there’s no such thing as 9-to-5.
I enjoy my job, I like having all the responsibility that I do and it’s nice that my bosses have such confidence in me that they put me in charge of such big tasks. However, I also know that my tendency to neverstopworking is something that’s easily used and abused. That’s something I need to work on, I need to remember to put my foot down when I have so much to do that I feel nauseous and need to sit down because I feel like I’m going to pass out. I need to tell myself that my wellbeing is more important than being such an unbelievable people pleaser all the time.