Do you wake up thinking about work? Do you never take your full holiday entitlement? Have you given up any leisure activities because of work?
If so, you could be an obsessional, attitudinal or consequential type of workaholic and you badly need to read Workaholism: Getting a Life in the Killing Fields of Work, by Paul Thorne and Michael Johnson, two reformed workaholics.
The book uses a series of studies in the UK and US to examine workaholism in individuals and companies, and suggests strategies to kick the habit.
So, go on, cancel all your meetings, throw away your mobile phone, take an afternoon off and prepare to diagnose yourself with yet another addictive “ism”.