It’s official; I’m a full blown workaholic; how about you?
In today’s Daily Telegraph reported on a new test devised by psychologists, claims to determine whether you are addicted to work. The study by Nottingham Trent University and University of Bergen, tested 12,000 worked to find out the key elements of ”workaholism.”
The study also found that work addiction is getting worse and blamed the blurring of boundaries between home and office making it harder to switch off.
Answer the following 7 questions and then rate them on a sliding scale of:
1, to represent “never” 2, meaning “rarely”, 3 meaning “sometimes, 4, for “often” and 5 for “always”.
1) You think of how to free up more time to work.
2) You spend much more time working than initially intended.
3) You work in order to reduce feelings of guilt, anxiety, helplessness and depression.
4) You have been told by others to cut down on work without listening to them.
5) You become stressed if you are prohibited from working
6) You deprioritise hobbies , leisure activities and exercise because of work.
7) You work so much that it has negatively influenced your health.
Those who score a 4 or 5 on four or more of the seven questions may be considered to be workaholics.
The results of the study, led by Dr Cecilie Schou Andreassen have now been published in the Journal of Psychology.
I’ve always known i’m a workaholic however i don’t view it as a negative. I am absolutely passionate about what i do and love spending time creating the life i want.