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Do You Feel Guilty When You Are Not Working?

Written By: Catherine Morgan | No Comments

working too hardI don’t know about you, but my work has been exploding lately, and any semblance of “balance” has flown out the window. I have had to consciously make time to step away from the laptop and unplug. And yes, sometimes I feel guilty about it.

Carol wrote a post for entrepreneur.com about being a workaholic and taking time off. She begins it with this:

Many entrepreneurs love to work. If you are anything like me, you view life as either creating or consuming. If you are doing something you love that makes a difference, the creating part of life counts as both work and fun.

However, if you really enjoy your work, you may fall into the trap of becoming a workaholic who feels guilty when you are not working.

Do you:

  • Have your laptop, phone or tablet out when you are watching television?
  • Check your phone during dinner and meetings?
  • Spend nights and weekends catching up on emails or projects?
  • Forgo vacations because you feel like you can’t get away?

Ouch! Busted.

If you’re like me, then you should check out the rest of Workaholics Need Some Guilt-Free Time Off, Too.

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Catherine Morgan is the editor of Business Unplugged ™, an engaging speaker, and the founder of Point A to Point B Transitions Inc., a virtual provider of coaching services to individuals who are in business or career transition. Catherine is the author of the eBook Re-Launch You: Discovering Your Point B and Embracing Possibility. An experienced independent consultant and former employee of three of the former Big Five consulting firms, Catherine combines strategy development with accountability coaching. Her productivity tips and career transition advice have been featured on WGN AM 720 and WIND AM 560 The Answer in Chicago, and on WCHE AM 1520 in the Philadelphia area. Catherine speaks frequently on topics related to productivity, career transition, small business, and entrepreneurship. She doesn’t take herself seriously, but takes her subject matter very seriously.