You’re the first one in and the last one out of the office
Although you may like to spend early mornings plowing through work before the mad rush of meetings, and the evenings might provide a quiet time to organize tasks for tomorrow, doing both too often could be a sign that you’re a workaholic. Working excessively will make you tired, sick, and burned out. Plus, studies show that long hours don’t necessarily mean productive hours. In the 1990s, Ford Motor Company released research showing that for every additional 20 hours of work above the recommended 40 hours, productivity increased for only three or four weeks before it became negative. Keeping a healthy work-life balance means clocking out after your eight hours end.
You can’t log out
Vacation days exist for a reason: so you can take a vacation. If you are stressing about an impending deadline while lounging on the beach, or trying to fit in a work calls from the ski slopes, you might have a problem. When you leave the office, try to turn off all work devices; keep them away somewhere safe and inaccessible. Some experts even suggest limiting your email checks to three times a day, max: once when you first arrive in the office, once after lunch, and one more time before you leave. Becoming too preoccupied with work will make you forget to be in the present moment.