The reminder helps! Holidays With the BlackBerry: That's what I thought! Did you spend the holidays with a glass of egg nog in one hand and your BlackBerry in the other? Do you work heavily whenever a project causes disappointment, when you are under pressure or have had a quarrel with someone?
Sitting on the sofa, surfing through seventy-eight channels of absolute nothingness. But work is not play, particularly when play involves walking towards failures as a learning experience.
You hate that you let it go so long, and now you really have to dive in. This is a betrayal of your own self-worth, since you constantly give in to the demands of others. Frederic Cirou Getty Images. Here are some classic characteristics of a workaholic.
Workaholics Anonymous, or Why I hate weekends. When you work in a team, do you find yourself taking up an unfair share of work automatically? Here's a short quick set of questions. Meetings can be in-person, online and by telephone. I want to feel the joy, of a purposefully hard problem solved, by sheer persistence, despite multiple dead-ends. Here are 20 questions from Workaholics Anonymous: Do you believe that more money will solve the other problems in your life?
Do you motivate yourself with thoughts that when one day you're rich from all this work, you will be able to retire and pursue hobbies? More on Jobs: Not a Scientific Survey. Have you built up a tolerance to your life style and developed strategies to cope with lack of sleep when driving?
Do you take complete responsibility for the outcome of your work efforts? Sunday afternoon, writing away on a computer screen—and not on a project that has a hope of winnng me money.
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Do you underestimate how long a project will take and then rush to complete it? Do you think — or suspect — that you may be a workaholic?
Do you eat very little or irregularly, during periods of overworking?