Some of us can’t wait for Friday afternoon so we can forget about work and some of us ask for extra “homework” because the weekend is boring without work. It’s the latter group who are better known as workaholics and some of us know from experience that dating them can be a problem.
Are you a workaholic? Do you treat all your dates like a work appointment or do you know how to separate work from your personal life? If you’re chained to your desk, you probably need some help with dating because you’re probably scaring those dates away.
- What’s the Problem?
First, why are you a workaholic? Some of the common reasons for the die-at-your-desk mentality are:
- I love my job!
- I have a demanding boss
- I don’t have a life outside work
- I can’t finish my work on time
Plus a million other reasons why work is always more important. Once you identify what the reason for your workaholic-ness is you need to start working at it. It’s okay to love your job, but hey make some room for others too? If you don’t have a life outside work, spending more time at work is not the solution! Whatever it is, you need to get a grip on things.
- Get The Priorities Right
We all need to work but if you’re trying to date and then give your work more importance than your date, there’s only one message you’re sending out: your date isn’t important enough for you to make time for them. Make dating a priority and consciously make time for a date so they know they’re important.
- Life Outside Work
Yes, you need a life outside work. Hanging out with the same set of people day in and day out does nothing for your social life. Get in touch with old friends or go out more – do whatever it takes to add some spice to your dating life.
- Internet Dating
Not just saying this because you are on a dating site. But if you don’t have the time to go out more, finding a date online is a great idea. You can conveniently interact online and meet only those you really like.
- Take A Day Off
No it’s not that unthinkable. Chuck a sickie and remember what it feels like to relax and do absolutely nothing. If you’ve got a date, even better! Take the day off to be with your date.
It’s okay to love your job and to work hard. But there should be a balance and that’s what you need to achieve. If work is taking over your life, you need to take control. Find a way to unwind, get away from the pressure and relax. Getting your life back is the first step towards a good dating life!