I wouldn't class myslef as a workaholic, although I am not sure what the definition of the word is. I don't just work to live, hardly ever have. I beleive it's important to enjoy your work; let's face it we all have a choice about what kind of work we do, well most of us.
There are some countries where you will be lucky to find work and if you do, you stick at it just to put a roof over your head and food on the table. Generally, for most of us living in the UK, we choose what kind of work we do. For those people who dislike their job, either you're so well paid you don't want to make the change, or you just can be bothered. I have been lucky enough to enjoy almost all of the jobs I have done in the last 40+ years.
Being self-employed is good in so many ways. I am my own boss and if I want to take a holiday I don't have to consult with anyone, well maybe my husband! The drawback is I don't get holiday pay of course, but for me that's not the biggest problem.
Relaxing and generally switching off from work is something I find really difficult; and it's got worse.
Both my husband and I really need this holiday. It's just a week of doing very little in a warmer climate. Sitting, relaxing, reading, eating, drinking. You get the idea! Neither of us have been well for the last few weeks. Nothing serious, but it's been quite debilitating. We only get one day a week together due to our independent businesses and that day goes in a flash. To be able to spend a whole week together is bliss especially as we will not have to be anywhere at any time or do anything at any time.
I do need to learn to relax more at home too; that's work in progress. I love to read but these days I do very little of it as I feel so guilty if I sit down and read: I am thinking of what I could/should be doing other than that.
For now I will concentrate on getting the most out of the next week in sunny Crete. I will look at emails (wondering should I put my "out of office on"?) what could be so urgent that something couldn't wait for a week? I need to get my mind (and body) back in a decent state of repair!
Decision just made: I will not write a blog next week. Guess if I were more organised I would write another one now to publish while I am away ....
If you are better at switching off and realxing, I would love to hear what you do; please drop a line.
Have a great week, I will!