Once they realize this problem, then you can help them treat their workaholism with these tips and pieces of advice, to also get rid of their insomnia, for good.
If you suspect that you’re a workaholic and have realized at this point that this might be causing your problems of sleeping at night, then do these tips to solve your problems.
Manage Your Time Properly
Are you spending too much time at the office, working on things that should’ve been scheduled for the following day, just because you can’t seem to stop yourself? Work out a schedule that can actually force you to leave the office and forget about work-related things at a time you shouldn’t even be at the office or thinking about work.
This means you should schedule a regular activity where you need to go out of the office just to be on time for that activity. An activity can be daily dinner dates with your spouse or your kids or your friends at their favorite restaurants. You can also convince your buddies and colleagues to hit nearby bars after work.
Your spouse or partner or friend can have gym sessions with you after work. These activities will be more than enough to fill up your after work calendar, without being repetitive and monotonous for you.
Separate Home life and Family life
This is especially helpful if you’re working at home. Set a time where emergency situations force you to work on job-related things at home. This will set a limit to how much time you can only use to work on those things while at home.
If you have a home office, make it a point to set a time of the night when you need to leave your home office and spend time with your spouse and kids at the other areas of your house.
If you’re working at home and have a room specifically designed as your office, then dressing up before entering your home office will remind you that your personal and family life should be kept separate from your career and job. This also works when you need to leave your home office at the time of the night you scheduled.
Avoid work-related phone calls When Work’s Over!
Also stop yourself from checking job-related emails while at home.
Just try to relax and remind yourself that it’s that time of the night when you should be thinking of other things, relaxing with your spouse, friends or kids and enjoying a good book or an interesting movie.
Avoid Drinking Too Much Coffee When Working
Having lots of coffee tends to perk up your mind and body too much that it’ll continue to think and do the same activities you’ve been doing.
This means you’d most likely be thinking and doing job-related things even when you’re already at home, or you might spend more time at the office than you’re supposed to.
Drink lots of water, instead. This will also help in getting rid of insomnia, because the human body tends to hibernate when properly hydrated, just like bears that drink more water than usual when winter draws nearer.
If you’re a regular smoker, try to make the smoking areas in your office as far away as possible from your work area. This will force you to cut down on your smoking while at work, because it’ll require too much effort on your part just to have a cigarette.
Cigarettes stimulate the body and mind because of the nicotine in it. Just like coffee, you’d most likely end up being more than willing to continue doing the same activities you’ve been doing, even when it’s time to leave the office and head home, especially if you’ve had more cigarettes than usual.
If you still have free hours of the day that aren’t for job-related activities and for having a great time with your family and friends, then think of other activities that can entertain and motivate you to do it on a daily basis.
You can look at hobbies that interest you, or you can perhaps build an online business to earn more income. These activities are just some of the things you can do with well-defined long-term purposes and objectives.
You’d be motivated enough to do these activities daily, primarily because you’d want to see your efforts all the way through the results you’re aiming for.
Shut Your Head Up!
You can listen to an audio book or watch a movie or read a book. You can also play relaxation tapes while you’re trying to sleep in your bed. Anything that can keep your mind from thinking about work will be helpful, so preoccupying it with other things is the key.
Following the steps above will get rid of your workaholism and insomnia. Doing these things on a regular basis will ensure that you don’t suffer from the same problems in the future.
Keep in mind to tell your spouse or kids or friends about the things you’ll be doing to treat your workaholism and insomnia, so they can also help you with whatever it is they can do for you. Start getting the life you’ve been daydreaming of, more so: Those comfy, restful nights you deserve, by doing these tips to get rid of workaholism and insomnia for good.