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Success S av v y
K aroshi…that’s Japanese for “death by
overwork.” Turns out Japan is one step
ahead of us when it comes to recognizing
the risks of work addiction. Sure, we all joke
sometimes about being workaholics — but the
truth is that real workaholism is a terrible
problem. There’s a whole world of very serious
risks that go along with being a workaholic, from
failed marriages and neglected relationships to
increased risk of strokes, heart attacks and ulcers.
If you think you might be losing track of that all-
important “work hard and play harder” balance,
here are tips to help you get it all back into focus.
One of the first things workaholics start neglecting is that other
important work: working out. Not only is exercise vitally important
for maintaining your health, it also keeps you sane if you’re
spending 60+ hours a week at your desk…or working from home
once you punch out. Develop a daily exercise routine and stick to
it. You wouldn’t cancel a real appointment, would you?
Part of the reason workaholism is so dangerous is that it’s often
encouraged and/or expected. Learn how to say no to additional
projects when your plate is already full. Worried about looking bad
in front of the boss? Think how much worse you’ll look when you
take on more than you can handle and end up handing in shoddy
work you threw together while overwrought and exhausted. Under-
promise and over-deliver. Business 101, people.
Being only minutes away from the
pristine waters of Biscayne Bay and
Biscayne National Park allows us to
participate in a variety of watersports
that are available to us year round.
While out on jetskis, boats or other
watercraft, vessel operators are often
stopped by marine patrol officers
who perform a safety inspection
aboard. At various times a boating
citation is issued to the operator. It’s
important for operators to be aware
that boating violations often carry
a criminal charge and will result in
the violator being given a criminal
record. If you are a recipient of a
boating violation, always verify that
the citation was properly recorded.
Our office has seen numerous cases
where a boating citation issued for
a minor civil penalty resulted in the
operator receiving a criminal record
due to the citation being improperly
recorded as a misdemeanor. A clerical
error that creates a misdemeanor
record could have very serious
implications on job applications,
credit applications, or even getting
approval from an association to live
in a condominium. You can check
your citation and verify that it was
recorded properly by looking it up
at the Miami-Dade Clerk of Courts
website at Miami-DadeClerk.com.
If there was an error in the way the
infraction was filed, you may request
to have the ticket properly recorded.
What’s the first thing you do when you wake up on a Sunday
morning? If it has to do with work, you might have a problem.
Ever thought of cracking open a newspaper, or even better,
flipping through a paperback instead of checking your Inbox?
God invented the weekend for a reason: human beings need a
day off. Force yourself to spend at least one day a week doing
absolutely nothing. Don’t worry — it won’t take you long to get
used to it. Just don’t make it a habit.
22 T he professionals at the Law Office
of Adorno, Damas, & Associates P.L.
serve clients throughout South Florida.
Their team is always available for further
information on this topic and other
areas of law. To set up a meeting to
discuss your options and ways they can
help, call 305.381.9999. For more, visit