OnlineBound Podcast Episode 12

How to identify work addiction and achieve a healthy life-work balance

October 20, 2021

In this podcast episode, I’m speaking with my therapist, Laura Bishop. We talk about the fine line between work passion and addiction, giving yourself permission to take a break from the work you love, and the danger of letting your productivity define your self-worth.

We aren’t just talking theory, but actual strategies and mindset shifts that need to happen so you can be a happy, healthy business owner and continue showing up for your clients as the best version of yourself.

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Discussed in this episode:

  • How to tell the difference between work addiction and passion for your work
  • The importance of actually taking a break from your work, as opposed to taking a “workation” or consuming work-related content and calling it me-time
  • How to give yourself permission to take a break without ever feeling guilty about it again
  • When ego gets in the way: Do your clients need you or do you need to be needed?
  • The commitment to self-care (with specific examples)

About Laura Bishop

After obtaining my master’s degree in counseling/psychology, I knew I had found my purpose; to support and guide individuals on a journey of healing and self-discovery. I have over a decade of experience helping adults, adolescents and families struggling with addiction, relationship issues, codependency and emotional trauma. Currently working as a life and recovery coach, I have held a number of positions in the field, including counselor, therapist and executive director. Incorporating my extensive clinical background, my unique and effective coaching process is designed to create a solid foundation for transformation and healing. My goal is to offer individualized care, centered around spirituality, self-compassion, wellness and holistic health.
I have always been fascinated with personal development and I am an advocate of conscious change. I also believe in the power of shared experiences, using my own story to connect and develop authentic relationships with others.

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OnlineBound is created and produced by Elena Mutonono and edited by Hanna James. Podcast notes, branding, graphic design, and tech support by Veronika Palovska. Podcast music by James Martin.

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