Foreword Review — Jan / Feb 2000
Burnout. Depression. Stress. Workaholic Syndrome. All of these twentieth
century anomalies assault today’s modern society. Kubassek discusses his own
descent into burnout and depression to give the reader a look at what the
causes are, what the warning signs are and what to do to avoid burnout. He
explains that burnout can lead to physical and mental illness and even suicide.
Describing himself as a workaholic, he clarifies the terms and explains how to
recognize the warning signs in yourself or others. He says that faith in God
can help to overcome this problem and lists a variety of useful exercises, both
mental and physical, that helped to break his cycle of depression. Some of the
best features are “Seventeen Ways To Prevent Burnout,” “The 6-Step Formula For
Solving Worry,” “Five Ways To Prevent Worry,” “21 Steps To A Less Stressful
Life” and “The Characteristics Of Three Kinds Of Depression.” He also includes
several self tests and lists as well as detailed reasoning exercises designed
as practical methods to help overcome burnout.
The book offers a positive look at a very negative condition and offers hope to
help those who may be already suffering from workaholism and/or depression.
The author quotes famous philosophers, details a step by step guide for daily
living including using the power of prayer and family ties and even presents
ways to increase your financial worth without losing your perspective by
setting balanced goals. Kubassek ends this helpful guide with a list of
twenty-five suggested books that offer additional help on this subject. This
book will leave the reader with an insight into his or her own personalities
and offers workable solutions to everyone who works too hard, worries too much
or struggles with the daily stress of today’s fast paced world.