With Q4 Upon Us, Now is the Perfect Time to Evaluate Your Work-Life Balance. Are You Overdoing It at the Office?

October 13th, 2017

It’s hard to believe it, but 2017 is starting to draw to a close. Now that the fourth quarter is upon us, take some time for a little self-reflection.

If much of your free time this year has been consumed by work, it could be time for a change. You might want to start looking for other accounting jobs in Seattle that offer a better work-life balance or find a way to cut back at your current job.

Four Signs You’re Overdoing It at the Office

You’re Constantly Exhausted

It’s normal to be tired after an eight-hour day of work, but most people go home and relax, waking up recharged the next day. Regularly burning the midnight oil during the workweek, and often continuing to work on the weekends puts a strain on your body. If you haven’t already developed health problems, you likely will, because stretching yourself too thin comes at a price.

You’re Always Sick

As noted above, working yourself to the bone can literally make you sick. When you’re consumed with work, exercising, eating healthy, and getting a full night’s sleep often don’t happen. This weakens your immune system, causing you to get sick frequently. Constantly battling illness isn’t good for your health and it can cause you to rack up sick days.

Hobbies Have Become a Thing of the Past

You used to enjoy filling your free time with fun activities — i.e. hiking, cooking, reading — but now you work too much to fit them in. This diminishes your quality of life, and it’s also bad for your health. Leisurely pastimes are fun, and they also help relieve stress. If you don’t have time to do the things in life you enjoy, work has overstepped its bounds.

You Don’t Get to Spend Much Time With Loved Ones

Time spent with family and friends is priceless. If work has taken you away from more family dinners, kids’ soccer games, birthdays, and holidays than you can count this year, it’s time to reprioritize. No job is worth sacrificing precious moments with those you care about the most. If you stay on this path, your future will be filled with regrets about memories you didn’t get to make.

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