Hi. I can speak with some experience on this matter. I was a workaholic and was a member of workaholics Annonymous. It's a serious business and whilst a much ridiculed condition, it's very real.
Originally Posted by Onion
The definition of a workaholic is someone who pursues work at the expense of everything else due to feelings of guilt and self worth.
The good news is that GTD cured me. Having the processes in place to see your work and not be consumed by lists in your brain is a major thing. A little cheesy I know buy GTD gave me back my life.
I can suggest the following for you which helped me a great deal.
- Set up your GTD to have faith and trust in it. Invest the time to make it perfect.
- set strict working hours and adhere to them
- Force yourself to have a day or two off per week
- Look up workaholics annonymous and read the book
I know you'll hate it but you have to force yourself to have that time off and you will learn to enjoy it.
I'd also like to say thanks to David Allen and GTD for giving me back my life. I still get work guilt from time to time, but I've been using GTD for over 3 years and I've never bee happier - in work and in life.