Workaholic - is the diagnosis?

June 25, 2009

 Workaholic - is the diagnosis?
 "Oh-oh-oh, you're a workaholic! ". Twenty or thirty years ago, these words mean one of the finest compliments Compliments and their meaning: do not mistake the words  Compliments and their meaning: do not mistake the words
 . Start up in Soviet times to people that puts work first in your life, be treated with some lack of understanding and felt a kind of eccentricity, but the work at that time we were in high esteem (at least officially), so that the workaholic was considered a supremely degree and worthy of respect. These days the word "workaholic" is considered, if not an insult, it is, at best, ridicule and mockery. Why did it happen and what do you need to understand as workaholism?

First of all, do not confuse the two types of workers mistakenly received broad public opinion for workaholics who really psychological trudozavisimostyu. So in modern psychology is determined workaholism: this excessive diligence, in most cases, is a consequence of personal problems one way or another person. It is no secret that almost all real workaholics beginning with childhood and adolescence, have great difficulty in communicating with other people. Often it is the inability to fully communicate, that is, so that the communication has brought pleasure to all its members, and is the reason that a person strives to realize itself in another area, that is, in a professional field, and goes to her head.

There's also a different situation of workaholism .  As it is rarely happens, but still there are people who love their work, she brings them satisfaction and the workplace, they are sent to the anticipation of something joyful and positive .  As a result of this or that project delays person more and more, he spends a large part of my time doing business much more is allotted under the labor legislation of 8 hours per day .  Sooner or later violated shaky boundary between diligence and workaholism .  Firstly, the person hurts himself, because as a constant and intense activity causes very serious (in some cases, unfortunately, irreparable) damage to both physical and emotional-psychological state .  Secondly, the losing party are relatives workaholic who no longer receive the attention from him, cease to be for him a real family and friends .  Eventually it becomes a quarrel, conflict, misunderstanding, alienation .  So that this workaholism is either the result of psychological problems and complexes, or is their source .

However, as already mentioned, in our ordinary consciousness of the term "workaholic" is related to the two categories of people to the true workaholism have no relation. Strange, but for some reason considered to be the criteria of workaholism amount of time that an employee spends on the site of the industrial activity overtime. Like, if a person is late every day after the "call" for an hour or two, then he is a "plowman" and can not live without a job; and if someone always manages to perform all service work orders on time and its standard 8 hours hence he indifferent performer, which aims to get a bigger paycheck and spend less forces. This, to put it mildly, nonsense. The real measure of performance is not the amount of time spent on the job, and the quality of time itself.

Hence, there are two categories psevdotrudogolikov. The first - the people who can not or does not currently have learned to properly allocate their working hours. Quite often, in order to make some sort of operation requires more than a dozen actions, and only two or three. When a person does not know how to most efficiently and maximize the leadership to solve the problem, this leads to delays in the daily work overtime to transfer work files on home computers, the treatment to work on weekends and holidays. That is why, in spite of how much time these people are paying job, many call them workaholics.

The second category, and do make up ordinary lazy. For the most part these "workaholic" are commonplace in offices. In recent years, formed a real reservoir of office workers who are a significant part of the working day spent on the conversation with old and new friends in the "Classmates" and "in contact", on the unfolding religious Solitaire "Klondike" and "Spider" on a computer set its course for the Distance Learning. Of course, the amount of work they perform half the standard. And inevitably there comes a point (usually the first two days of the working week or the last week of the month) when you need to make up for all the difference. Doing this is necessary due to the schedule "from nine to nine," and sleepless nights. And then they have themselves, these "workers", complaining about the heavy fate themselves are categorized as workaholics.

Thus, this workaholism, of course, is a kind of psychological problems and are subject to the "symptom" people need professional help. However, true workaholics are not too many, but quite common psevdotrudogolikami. So you just need to call a spade a spade.

  Alexander Babitsky

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Time Management - manage time, but do not be a perfectionist

April 15, 2007

  • Time Management - manage time, but do not be a perfectionist
  • Diary time

 time management
 Time Management - a set of rules, practices, skills, tools and systems, sharing that allows for more efficient use of their time and, in the long term, improve quality of life. Its main task is not to have time to do as much as possible, and to do the most important thing - what really needs to be done.

People who know how to manage their time, know that you can always find so much to do, how to execute a single person can not do. Instead, they are very selective approach to the issue: how to spend your time. Having mastered the techniques of time management, you'll not only get more done for less time periods, but also be able to work quietly, focused, and better control of their lives. You will realize that you can be more productive than ever - and it's much easier than you thought.

Time Management - is not only a note in the diary, even though they are one of the important tools. First of all it is - a detailed understanding of what and when you need to do. Time management skills needed by all, especially those who every day perform very different tasks, as well as those who are at the end of the day often realizes that he made too much of the planned and missed something important.

 Time Management - manage time, but do not be a perfectionist

The basic principles of time management

  • Time always

No matter how organized you are, always knocks in 24 hours. Change is not in your power, but you can make them as rich and productive.

  • Do not waste time

Time - one of the most valuable and underappreciated resource. In addition, this resource will certainly not be resumed. One of the most important principles of time management - a productive use of time. What do you waste it? Internet surfing, social networking, games, personal calls? Celebrate all the time wasters and get rid of them.

  • Set goals

Remember that your goal - not a change of time and change their habits. Start small: Set a goal is not to call on personal matters and not to go to social networks during working hours within one week. Analyze your productivity before and after. Check almost exactly three times a day. After a while, set a goal to completely abandon the activities that just takes time.

  • Use the special tools

A simple notebook, diary, a special program will bring you huge benefits. This does not mean that you should not trust your head. But you definitely need to release it from the need to keep in mind that you can record.

  • Ruthlessly Set your priorities

For important cases should always be time. Start each day with a study of the list of upcoming cases. If it 20 points - how many of them perform absolutely necessary? Do not go to the other cases, until you've completed the most important.

  • Distribute tasks

If you can trust the affairs of the other person - then do it. Only preliminary Find out which areas are the talents of these people and allocate tasks accordingly.

  • Limit execution time of each task

Read letters and answer them can be a full day, but it will be better if you tell yourself not to spend more than 15 minutes.

  • Use the time that is spent waiting

While waiting for meeting with clients or for their turn to the dentist, you can have time to read the report, write a plan of the article, to edit a couple of photos. Modern technologies allow to work and study wherever you are - use of these opportunities.

 Time Management - manage time, but do not be a perfectionist

Additional rules

  • Wherever you are living every moment to good use.
  • Are in each class that brings you pleasure.
  • Do not waste time on regret - for example, spent time in vain.
  • Constantly look for ways to save time.
  • Make a list of what you absolutely need to do every day. This applies to the work tasks, for example, jogging and walking the dog. Whatever you do, this time must always be.
  • When you catch yourself retardation in some cases, ask yourself, what exactly do you avoid? The work itself or a meeting with members of the board, which will have to say after the completion of the project?
  • Customize yourself and be stubborn, especially when you feel that you have everything turns out well.
  • No postponement of tasks without a very good reason.
  • If you want to contact for advice and help.