According to Stevens and Ung,??ADT is caused by a hyperkinetic environment, when workplace pressure increases and people ?suck it up? without complaining.? ADT people multitask obsessively, answer questions in superficial ways, hurry all the time, spend little or no time with friends, work longer hours, and sleep less.? ADT people find it difficult to generate fresh ideas.?
I?m not sure that describes my current state but I can certainly relate to that as an accurate description of my life at various stages.
In situations like this, the discussion usually turns to the need for work-life balance but that is not where the authors take us.? The real issue, they say, is a lack of self-control.
Work-life balance can simply be a mask for the problem of gluttony (refer to the last post in this series).? ?We want balance so we can fit more in.? The desire for work-life balance can be just another example of being driven by excessive consumption ???the desire to have it all and juggle as many balls as possible.? [Read more…] about Taking Your Soul to Work – Self-Control: Resolving the Work-Life Dilemma (Chapter 13)