Most of us value a strong work ethic, but could your work ethic be a bit too strong? Are you putting in too many hours at work and not enough time at home? It's time to find out! Answer these 10 quiz questions and discover the truth about your work/life balance!
You've just been handed an assignment. You have two weeks. When do you start?
As soon as I get it!
In a week.
Right before it's due.
How many hours did you work yesterday?
How many days a week do you work?
When you can't sleep, it's usually because....
I have work on my mind.
I'm worried about the next day.
I'm watching TV.
How do you use your vacation time?
To go on vacation, duh!
To catch up on sleep.
To catch up on work.
Do you finish what you start?
Most of the time
Can you work more than 15 minutes without getting distracted?
Do you answer work email on your personal time?
Yes, when else would I do it?
Only if it feels important.
Nope, my time is mine!
How long is your commute each way?
Less than 15 minutes.
More than an hour.
Do you have a lot of hobbies outside of work?
Yes, I love to fill my personal time with great activities!
Not really, I don't have time.
I have a few, but I'm mostly busy.
Your work ethic is just strong enough! Too strong of a work ethic and you risk losing out big time when it comes to your personal life. Luckily, you've learned the perfect balance between work and play. You always get your work in on time, meet deadlines, and go the extra mile. Yet, somehow you always have time for fun in your spare time! Everyone could learn a thing or two from you!
Your Work Ethic Is Just Strong Enough!
Your work ethic is right around average! While you value hard work, you don't let work become your life and you certainly don't like to go the extra mile without the extra pay. You work hard when you're on the clock and you rest hard when you're off of it. You don't worry about tomorrow because you only focus on today!
Your Work Ethic Is Average!
Uh-oh, it appears as if your work ethic is too strong! While having a strong work ethic is hardly a bad thing, it can become a hinderance if it starts to interfere with your life. Often times, you don't know how to separate your work life from your personal life, which means you don't have much time for fun at all. Work is important, but so is having a life!