1. I’m terrible with being a workaholic too, though lately, I would say I’ve been getting better. I leave my laptop in my laptop bag, and try to avoid it at home when I can. When we go away, I try to unplug, because otherwise I will spend all my time researching, reading news and working on stuff.

    It’s difficult to find that balance, particularly if you were built into that workaholic mentality straight from the beginning of your working years. I can’t say I remember a single job growing up where I didn’t work intense overtime, figure stuff out for work at home, and on and on.

    • I don’t really have a problem with unplugging. Video games are a way for me to unwind, so I use them as an escape when I’m stressed/frustrated. Keeping work separate from home is another matter all together. In the (roughly) 10 work days since this all happened I’ve left my computer at work 6 times and didn’t take it out of my bag twice. So I’ve got that going for me, which is nice.

  2. Glad you are taking steps to lessen your stress. Being a workaholic is good in some ways, but definitely terrible for your home life. Good luck in finding a better balance! As for blogging, I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I’m totally with you. I hate getting burnt out on writing, but that’s where I’ve been for the last several months. Even though my job isn’t writing intensive, I just get so mentally exhaustive that I want to come home and either sleep or just veg out in front of the TV.

    • I really do think that my work has had a huge impact on my blogging. The post that went up today and the one that will be going up on Friday are the last two scheduled posts I have in my queue. There were times within the last year or two where I’d be 4-5 weeks ahead on my posts…and that was when I was writing 3-4 posts a week. I think I’ve legitimately written maybe 6 posts since my wedding in total.

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