Are you a workaholic? Like many other problems in life if you think you have a problem, you’re probably right. But just in case you aren’t really sure that you are a workaholic here’s a short quiz to make your own determination. If you’re still not sure at the end of the quiz just ask your family, friends, or significant other. They will tell you the truth even if you don’t want to admit it to yourself. Don’t bother asking your co-workers though. They are probably in the same boat that you are.

Do you always feel rushed at work?

Do you feel trapped at work?

Is your health suffering from too much work?

Do you have trouble sleeping?

Do you feel unsatisfied about your work?

Do you have enough time for family and friends?

Do you have time for personal exercise or fun?

Do you work 50 hours or more a week?

Have you tried to slow down at work in the past but have been unable to do so?

Have you cancelled or postponed vacations because of work?

Do you work on weekends?

Do you sometimes get stuck at work?

Do you think about work while falling asleep or when you first wake up?

Do you over commit yourself at work?

Are you afraid of failing at work?

Do you eat your lunch at your desk or read work during meals?

Have you cancelled or postponed social events because of work?

If you answered yes to three or more of these questions you are a probably a workaholic.  So what now? Well, admitting that you have a problem is the first step to moving towards a solution.  The next step is to get some help.

What help would you offer a workaholic?

Stay tuned next week for your answers and some from “the experts”


Mike Martin is a freelance writer and consultant specializing in workplace wellness and conflict resolution. He is the author of “Change the Things You Can” (Dealing with Difficult People). For more information about Mike please visit:

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4 Responses to Workaholic??

  1. A couple or more of the above applied to me, but I’m not a workaholic. I make time for myself and my hobbies during the workweek during the day. In exchange, I may have to do some work on the weekend. I think the 9-5 routine, 5 days a week is probably a goner. Now we need to learn how to manage our time 24/7 so it doesn’t manage us.

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