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All Work And No Play…

If you are working hard that it compromises your health and personal relationship, it is time to do some soul-searching. Why are you so busy? Do you really have too much work? Is work so important to you that you will sacrifice just about anything in your life to get the job done - even if is at the expense of your health and your relationship?

If You Find These Questions Disturbing, Then See How You Rate With The Following Ones

  • Do you work more than 50 hours a week?
  • Do you dream about work?
  • Do you feel that, in order to succeed, you must work late most of the time?
  • Do you schedule and undertake more than you can get done in a 40-hour work week?
  • Are you a stranger in your own home?
  • Do you constantly skip family and social events because you are always working?
  • When on holidays, do you constantly check your phone and e-mail message?

Your Score

The greater the number of "yes" answers you have, the closer you are to fitting the profile of a workaholic. If you have answered "yes" to more than half of the questions, it is time to take stock before you lose your health, family and everything you hold near and dear to your heart.

What Is The Cure For Obsessive Compulsive Work Styles?

  • Be more time-efficient.
  • Prioritise your tasks appropriately.
  • Collect feedback from your peers - let them identify your weaknesses and strengths.
  • Select a team you can work with comfortably.
  • Delegate work, but make sure you convey your expectations clearly.

Work Stress Or Depression - Which Kills You?

Are women more likely to develop health problems due to job burnout or depression? According to a report in The Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, work is more likely to do you in. By monitoring stress levels in 630 women and 933 men and comparing blood markers associated with increased risk of diabetes, heart disease and stroke, it was found that job burnout is riskier for women, and depression for men.

Watch The Clock

Are you working from eight to eight? Whether it's rushing to meet a deadline or simply working to earn more, slogging long hours is a big health don't. Researchers from the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Shrewsbury have found that working 12-hour days ups your risk of injury or illness by 37 percent - even if you're only doing it once a week? If you must clock in extra hours, protect your health by taking regular breaks and making time for exercise.

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