Quiz: what's your work-life balance like?

Once you've been in your new job for a good few months, spend a few minutes to take the following quiz and you should soon get a pretty clear idea as to whether you've got your work-life balance under control - or whether it's spiralling out of control!

1. I find I have far too little time free for my friends and family.

1. Definitely not:   2. Not really:   3. True:   4. Very true:   5. Too true:

2. It troubles me that my family and friends generally think of me as a workaholic.

1. Definitely not:   2. Not really:   3. True:   4. Very true:   5. Too true:

3. It's like I have to sacrifice myself daily for the sake of my work.

1. Definitely not:   2. Not really:   3. True:   4. Very true:   5. Too true:

4. My husband/wife/partner/children seem to think I'm married to my job.

1. Definitely not:   2. Not really:   3. True:   4. Very true:   5. Too true:

5. There are so many things I would like to do but don't have the energy for.

1. Definitely not:   2. Not really:   3. True:   4. Very true:   5. Too true:

6. I have constant regrets about what I'm unable to find the time to do.

1. Definitely not:   2. Not really:   3. True:   4. Very true:   5. Too true:

7. I feel too much of my life is wasted doing things I have to do, not things I want to do.

1. Definitely not:   2. Not really:   3. True:   4. Very true:   5. Too true:

8. I lie in bed thinking about work, sleep badly and often dream I'm working/at work.

1. Definitely not:   2. Not really:   3. True:   4. Very true:   5. Too true:

9. I find it hard to relax and just do nothing, even when I'm away on holiday.

1. Definitely not:   2. Not really:   3. True:   4. Very true:   5. Too true:

10. I don't have enough time to exercise, eat properly and keep myself healthy.

1. Definitely not:   2. Not really:   3. True:   4. Very true:   5. Too true:

11. Every minute of every day is always taken up with something; there's no spare time.

1. Definitely not:   2. Not really:   3. True:   4. Very true:   5. Too true:

12. I can't remember the last time I just 'wasted' an entire day doing nothing but relaxing.

1. Definitely not:   2. Not really:   3. True:   4. Very true:   5. Too true:

13. I feel burnt out, exhausted and unable to give my all to any area of my life.

1. Definitely not:   2. Not really:   3. True:   4. Very true:   5. Too true:

14. My house/paperwork/car/dog is a mess!  I just can't keep on top of everything.

1. Definitely not:   2. Not really:   3. True:   4. Very true:   5. Too true:

15. I pin a lot of hope on winning the lottery/inheriting a fortune/retiring so I can just be free.

1. Definitely not:   2. Not really:   3. True:   4. Very true:   5. Too true:

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