Yes indeed, July 5th is "Workaholics Day." Apparently, this is the one day during the year that workaholics are supposed to take a break and smell the roses (or sleep). So it is conveniently located right next to a major holiday when most people are pretty OK with taking time off.
Does anybody else think this is totally insane??
Anyway, my two cents is that accusations of workaholism are unproportionately doled out to people in the corporate world. How often have you heard someone call a missionary a "workaholic" even if they work day and night? I think there is a fine line between passion and unhealthy behavior. I prefer to stay on the passion side of that line... However, sometimes it requires reminders from loved ones. Perhaps that is what this day is about? Reminding people to take a break and enjoy some other aspects of life. (And giving the greeting card industry one more opportunity to sell cards.)
So, what does workaholics day entail for me? Let's see:
- Go to the gym and pump some iron
- Purge the linen closet
- Purge the guest bathroom
- Purge the guest bedroom closet
- Purge the hallway closets
- Take high-quality purged stuff to Goodwill
- Re-pack baby clothes and toys into nice (Swedish) Container Store boxes:
- Cook salmon for the family
- Watch a movie and relax (see, I can do it!)
I can't wait to start my day!