Determining Self-Worth Through Your Job

Are you addicted to work? According to professionals, work addiction can result from childhood trauma or current concerns. Working late, taking on unreasonable demands, focusing on work over family or a social life, as well as isolation and broken relationships are signs for concern. Work addiction may happen due to fear of failure, a loss of control, not having a way to decompress or even feelings of low self-worth. A healthy balance is the goal, and this can be achieved by finding other interests, being reasonable about what you can handle and celebrating small successes. You are more than your job!

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By Carrie Rattle

Carrie Rattle is a Principal at, a website for women focused on mind and money behaviors. She has worked in the financial services industry for 20+ years and hopes to inspire women to better prepare themselves for financial independence. Read More