The weekend approaches, but will you end up working anyway? Entrepreneur Naomi Simson offers a nice reminder for the workaholics about striking that work-life balance and getting your priorities in order:
As Simson says:
Work won't remember that weekend you didn't give it. Your friends will.
I worked weekends on many occasions. One weekend a good friend from university was coming to (town) only to see me. But IBM had asked me to work that weekend. I struggled to choose between them, trying to work out if I could do both. I couldn't. So I told my employer I could not work. Dwin and I had a great weekend exploring the city. He is the godfather to my daughter and we see each other regularly. IBM does not remember that I did not work that weekend. Dwin would always have.
It's easy to get caught up in your work and lose sight of why you are doing that work -- for the people in your life. Simson urges being more proactive with your friendships, and if you are a workaholic, you might want to start with setting boundaries.