“Ugh. I’m so overworked.” It’s such a common mantra that it could almost become a motto for some of us. However, complaining about how much you work rarely does anything but hide your problems or make you feel worse. So stop.
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As personal finance site Studenomics points out, complaining about work is usually pretty disingenuous. Either you have some free time and you’re complaining to somehow “justify” relaxing (which you don’t need to do), or you really are working too much and instead of complaining you need to chill out before you reach burnout. In either case, complaining doesn’t solve the problem.
First, you need to stop talking about how hard you work. Too many of my friends complain about work and how they’re stressed out. Nobody cares. Everyone works. Get over yourself. You don’t work hard enough. I’m calling you out because I see all of you slacking off and watching sports.
Of course, relaxing and enjoying your hobbies doesn’t necessarily mean you have to feel guilty about it. But if you have time to do things you enjoy, you have a good balance going, so complaining will only make you feel worse. If you find yourself complaining about how hard you work, take a look at your life and ask yourself why. Either take action or forget it.