Insights: Is Overwork an Addiction?

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Do you find yourself overworking most of the time? Has overworking become an addiction for you? Listen in as I share my insights on this subject.

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Topics Discussed in this Episode:

  • How overwork impacts your life and your relationships
  • Applauding the people who work hard versus applauding those who have a more healthy, balanced lifestyle
  • Changing your role models and the people you look up to

Key Takeaways:

  • Overwork could be seen as a form of self-abuse in the way we might consider alcohol, overeating, or undereating as abuse to self and detrimental behaviour.
  • Overwork can affect your family in a way that drinking too much alcohol does.
  • Overwork also affects your relationship with friends and impact, your expression of values.
  • Overwork impacts the time you get to spend on your hobbies and your ability to practice heartfulness.

Action Steps:

  • Take the Health IQ test
  • Pick one thing this week that you’re going to do a little differently to try and step back from overworking or reverse your overworking tendency.

Leanne said:

“We tend to reward or even applaud people that really put a shift on a consistent basis… but I wonder if we’re doing them a disservice and doing society in general a disservice by applauding people for this.”

“When I changed my role models and the people I looked up to, I changed the expectations I had of myself around work.”

If you’re interested in finding out what your health IQ is, take the Health IQ test to find out, and get a free 39-page report built around our six signals, which are sleep, mental health, energy, body composition, digestion, and fitness.

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Links to things mentioned in the show:

  • Leanne’s book Rise and Shine
  • The Corporate Athlete Webinar: How to get your teams ready for the rigours of business life – SIGN UP HERE

More from Leanne Spencer:

Bodyshot Performance

Bodyshot Performance Limited Facebook page

Remove the Guesswork BOOK by Leanne Spencer
Rise and Shine BOOK by Leanne Spencer

Leanne’s Email

Twitter: @BodyshotPT

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