I am a work alcoholic. Work is my drug. I like to do work. I just can’t take rest as I start feeling as if I am wasting my time by doing so. If I get time from blogging, I start cleaning the home, look around the internet, sew or crochet, but I just don’t sit peacefully at all.
I get very cautious and overwhelmed if I sit idle for some time. When I was working, at that time also I was considered as one of the most efficient workers, maybe because employers always desire to work with work alcoholics. Giving your hundred percent to your work is a different thing, but to take the workload of others is simply not done.
I don’t understand why I do this. It has started showing its effects on my health and thus on my patience level with my kids. I want to give them my full attention, but sometimes very little things trigger me.
But now I have decided to take a break from this attitude of overwork. Now when I look back, I see that I could have avoided those over workload sessions by saying a simple and polite “No”. So now I have entered the De-addiction center by counselling myself. Wish me luck.