Like any other addiction, working too much is harmful. But, with our society’s tendency to praise people who show up early, work through lunches , and—you’ve guessed it—stay late—it’s hard to see why it’s so bad for you. After all, we’d rather be known for working hard than for leaving at 6 PM every single day, right?
Right—until our workaholic habits becomes so severe that it hurts our health, our relationships, and ultimately, our performance. So, how do we end this before it leads us to burnout? Well, the first step to solving any problem is always recognizing there is one.
Wrike has created a simple 10-question quiz to evaluate just how much of a work addict you are. Take a few minutes to complete the quiz. Then, if I know you like I think I know you, take the following few minutes to schedule a vacation. Or, at the very least, a day off.
Infographic courtesy of Wrike . Photo of workaholic courtesy of Shutterstock .
A board member of Columbia Organization of Rising Entrepreneurs, Kat is either hosting inspiring founders or trekking across cities (Silicon Valley and London, anyone?) to discover the hottest startups. And, when she’s not putting together large-group gatherings for InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, Kat is planning food excursions to discover the best Taiwanese beef noodle soup in NYC. The only thing she loves almost as much as crafting content as an Editorial Intern at The Muse is studying content as an English Major at Columbia University. Say hi on Twitter @katxmoon.More from this Author