Hello, my name is Karla Akins and I’m a workaholic.
In the United States, this is seen as an asset. But really, it’s an addiction just as bad as any other. It means things are out of whack. Out of balance.
The fact is, I’m just not comfortable relaxing. And that’s a problem.
Don’t get me wrong, I can be as lazy as the next person.
But when I have to tell myself on Christmas Day that “it’s okay to just sit and watch a movie and not multi-task because it’s Christmas.” I know there’s a problem.
I just plain love my work. Not all of it. I don’t like doing dishes, cleaning toilets or doing laundry all that much. I don’t like picking up after people for the millionth time.
But when it comes to my writing and my college classes and my ministry at the church, I have a difficult time saying no to it. Even on Christmas Day.
So here’s to a more balanced New Year. Between now and January 1st, I’m going to lock myself away alone and do some very hard evaluating and serious prioritizing. I think one of the first things I’m going to do is schedule time to see a counselor each month so I can stay on track for accountability.
What say you? Is there a habit you struggle with? How can you stay accountable as you try to improve on that pesky thing?