Does anyone else feel guilty actually taking a weekend or holiday day off? 😳🤯 I intended to do some work today but now I’m just relaxing. And I have mega work guilt.

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I don’t feel guilty necessarily but I always end up working weekends to make my week “lighter” and “be able to leave early,” which never happens because I have a never ending list of things to do

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Agreed

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Yes. So much yes. This profession has a weird way of making you feel guilty for not billing constantly.

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🤣🤣 an excellent point. Ugh.

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Nope. Unless there’s a true emergency, treat it like a 9 to 5, and don’t harbor the slightest guilt.  Whatever it is, it can wait until tomorrow (or Monday) morning. 

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Totally agree. Remember, it’s just a job. It took me a while to finally get that

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I don’t feel guilty, I just feel a little anxious and annoyed that I’ll have to make the time up later.

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I used to feel guilty and do at least a little work. Now, I have no qualms about giving my mind and spirit a break. I work hard, so deserve it. Plus, interesting segment on NPR today about how much our performance actually suffers because we’re not rested enough. It’s good for you to shut it down. I even turn off the phones and computers at least one day a week

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Nope. I'm available 24-7 for the clients so I enjoy R & R. I think it took about 7 years to be able to "unplug" for a few days

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Yup I have the flu and feel guilty for lying in bed and not opening my laptop

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I used to. I’m over it. This is a marathon not a sprint and you have to unwind.

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Nope, I am worthy of relaxation and so are you. Breathe in and relax.

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I don’t feel guilty. This job will kick you to the curb

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I was one of the few attorneys who didn’t go in yesterday. I felt slightly guilty but I needed the day off!

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I'm one of those that think about work all weekend. It's when I create my most amount of strategies.

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I definitely feel the same way. It’s all nice and fine until about 2pm when you’re feeling like you should be powering through at the office.

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I still work just about every day, but strive to keep a cap on hours now as have some health issues to keep an eye on.

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I’m only an assistant and I refuse to take time off

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No

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Nope. Work hard play hard. Tie up your loose ends before taking time off, bill your hours, and then do whatever you want.

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