Are you the reliable employee who always shows up on time, covers for others when short-staffed, and puts in extra hours when you are needed?
Do you have a pile of vacation hours/PTO because you feel guilty about taking time off?
If so, did you know there is a day celebrated just for you on the calendar?
National Workaholics Day is one of those fun "National Days" which is on July 5th every year.
While these national days are often celebrated in jest, being considered a workaholic can be admirable. Working hard at your occupation provides a certain level of self worth. Your peers respect you. And your employer will hopefully recognize it which leads to pay increases, promotions, etc.
However, work burnout is very real. If you don't take some personal time off periodically, it will catch up to you. Your job satisfaction will be lower and your performance will likely suffer.
People need to take time off to recharge from the grind. It's a must.