As much as we try to avoid it, sometimes we can't escape bringing our work with us when we're away from home. Most recently, my work came with me on a trip to Los Angeles, but the most inappropriate place my work has been was a camping ground in Northern California (believe me, my friends gave me plenty of flack about this one). Many of us have traveled during the last month or so, and I'm curious if your job managed to make it along on your holiday. Where has your work been?
Financial therapy is a relatively new area of psychology that is designed to treat money disorders. After squandering most of her fortune, Wynonna Judd sought out financial therapy and says of her experience, "If I can do it, anyone can. I’m in absolute financial recovery. I live by cash only, by cash budget. I’ll go into Target with a money envelope." According to the New York Times, money disorders treated in recent years have included the following conditions.
- Underspending (Depression mentality)
- Serial borrowing
- Financial infidelity
- Financial incest (lording money over relatives to control them)
- Financial enabling (for example, throwing large sums at adult children who then are not motivated to support themselves)
Workaholic is one of those words that's thrown around frequently, but have you ever stopped to think about what it really means? Working compulsively is a serious problem for many people, especially now that technology allows us access to our work at all times. The questions below come from the Workaholics Anonymous website, and it notes that you may be a workaholic if you answer yes to three or more questions.
- Do you get more excited about your work than about family or anything else?
- Are there times when you can charge through your work and other times when you can't?
- Do you take work with you to bed? On weekends? On vacation?
- Is work the activity you like to do best and talk about most?
- Do you work more than 40 hours a week?
- Do you turn your hobbies into money-making ventures?
- Do you take complete responsibility for the outcome of your work efforts?
- Have your family or friends given up expecting you on time?
- Do you take on extra work because you are concerned that it won't otherwise get done?
- Do you underestimate how long a project will take and then rush to complete it?
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Many of us are looking for a balance between work and our personal lives but have a hard time getting there thus giving us more stress in our lives. Take the quiz to find out if you're a workaholic.