Are you addicted to your work?

To find out, rate yourself 1 to 5 on the following statements.  Give yourself a 5 for “often” and 1 for “rarely”:  a) You think of how to free up more time to work. b) You spend more time working than initially intended.  c) Your work helps you reduce feelings of guilt, anxiety, helplessness and depression.  d) You get stressed when you can’t work.  e) You set aside hobbies, leisure pursuits and exercise in favor of work.  If you averaged 4 to 5, then you may be at least mildly addicted to your work. Is that a bad thing?  Not necessarily. While your well-being requires a certain amount of balance, having the drive, enthusiasm and energy to achieve impossible goals marks many of the most successful entrepreneurs.