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Workaholics Beware

Aug 17, 2007
There is nobody as good as a person who keeps time. That person is a man of his word, he is dependable and every employers dream comes true. It is a pleasure doing business with such a person and the list goes on. But over here, there is the scent of a problem.

But how do we know whether we are a workaholic, learn from this questions to find out if you are in this category.

Sometimes the preoccupation with time can make a person a workaholic. Now, this is no joke in fact it is a phenomenon that is very much on the rise especially among executives. Are you a workaholic? Well, why do not you find out? There are a series of questions given below, if you have the time, why do not you go through them and find out if you are a workaholic or not.

All you have to do is answer yes or no to the following questions.

1.Do you find yourself constantly preoccupied with your work?
2.Do your family and friends complain that they hardly get to see you?
3.Do you take your work with you when you go home?
4.Do you find it increasingly difficult to get time to relax and have fun?
5.Do you find it difficult to have food at the correct times?

So what are your answers like? If your answer to all the questions was yes, then you might as well join the club of Alcoholics Anonymous. If three of your answers were affirmative, then you might send in your membership request. If you gave only two yes answers still you are not safe, none of your answers should be yes.

But I have bad news for you. Becoming a workaholic is not all that good. I suppose you have heard the proverb, all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. Man is not a one-dimensional piece of glass. He has a lot of facets and sides, interests and drives which must all be developed. He is more like a diamond that must shine and sparkle when viewed from different angles.

It is almost as if money becomes the only thing that motivates a person. Now, I want to make one point very clear. Workaholism is very different from meeting deadlines. We all get deadlines and times when work just piles up in the office. But that should be a passing phase, probably like when an audit or an inspection is taking place; then of course all the people are just flying around.

That is not workaholism. In such a situation everyone just joins the team and works as hard as possible to get things done in the best possible way within the limited time. Though every one may groan and swear, it is something that gets over within a few days or in a week at the most. That is not an unhealthy thing. In fact the, very though t that there are lot of people working along with us is something that gets the drudgery out of the job.

Workaholism on the other hand is very different thing. It means that you are going to miss out on a lot of the good things in life. And before you even know what happened to you, you will end up like one of those steel collar workers, or in other words a living robot.

It is very important to know on how to manage ourselves in many kinds of situations. When somebody is too much preoccupation, that person can become workaholic which is also affecting the person life.
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