You work yourself to the bone. You never give yourself a break because you’re terrified of feeling like a failure.
You have a strict, unyielding schedule. If you don’t cross everything off your to-do list, you feel miserable. You leave no room for flexibility.
You do everything on your own. You never ask for help because you’re stubbornly independent. You don’t want to owe anyone a thing.
You think it’s up to you to take care of your loved ones. You feel like it’s your responsibility to make sure they’re taken care of, and you don’t want to let them down. Failing would mean hurting the people you care about the most.
You are trying hard to stick to a timeline. You want to achieve all your dreams by a certain age. You still think you have total control over the pace of your career.
Whenever something goes wrong, you blame yourself. You feel like you have to carry the whole world on your shoulders. You feel like it’s up to you to solve everything.
You have high expectations that you keep trying to live up to – and whenever you fall short, you punish yourself. You hate yourself because you feel like nothing you do is ever good enough.
You keep going and going without slowing down. You never stop because you don’t want to lose momentum. You don’t want to fall behind.
You ignore the signals your mind and body are giving you to slow down. You keep pushing yourself to your breaking point. You never stop, even when you might end up hurting yourself.
You feel like your career gives value to your life. If you’re not working, you feel useless. You feel like you need to keep proving yourself to survive.
You take on way too much. You say yes to too many things at once. You end up multitasking because there’s no way you can possibly fit so much into one day.
You compare yourself to siblings, friends, and peers. Whenever you succeed, you brush it off like it’s no big deal because you know someone who’s accomplished more.