Questions, questions, and more questions; if you answer them honestly, you may save yourself from burnout and alienation from all that makes living worthwhile.

Do you lack a balance between your daily responsibilities, family and spiritual life?

Do you worry about the future?

Are you unwilling to reschedule your work hours to accommodate other potentially fulfilling endeavors?

Do you get irritated when people ask you to stop working and do something else?

Do you believe more money will solve the other problems in your life?

            As with all quizzes, we tend to resemble some of the remarks some of the time. That doesn’t necessarily make us “over the top”. The above reflections are just a few pointers to watch out for when guarding yourself from the slippery slope of workaholism.  Remember the words of Christ:

It is written, ‘One does not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.

Matthew 4:4.

Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust consume and where thieves break in and steal; but store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust consumes and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also….Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing?

Matthew 6:19-21, 25.

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