You may be working too much and forgetting to make time for rest.
Throughout my career, people have told me this all the time. Some still do.
I’ve been told to take it easy, to make time for rest, to do other things I love outside of work.
working hard is a core value
Reflecting on my younger years, I always knew that hard work needed to happen to reap results. I worked at least 30 hours a week while I was in school. Then 10-14 hour days in financial services was standard. Yet, no one ever told me I was overdoing it back then.
I didn’t see the need to make time for rest.
Then I got into business and had to keep on keeping on. In the end, I faced a lot of judgement for working too hard. But I realised that you can work hard and also make time for rest. If you don’t, you could get burnt out.