Are you toast?

December 15, 2010 by
Filed under: Spinewave Bulletin 

Burnout is the word for long term exhaustion and dissipating interest. It is usually an “overdraft” of your emotional cheque account and is rarely solved by simply taking a holiday.

Burnout is like a ticking clock: an accumulation of moderate to severe stress over a long period of time with potentially dire consequences on your health and well being, business and relationships.

Find out whether you’re toast by answering these 10 questions…

  1. I find myself feeling fatigued or tired at the end of the day.
  2. When I wake up after getting a good night’s sleep, I still feel tired or have a sense of dread in the pit of my stomach.
  3. I’m often a few minutes late, or arrive just on time for appointments.
  4. It’s been a while since I regularly exercised and I’m not in the same shape I used to be.
  5. It seems like each day I get further behind with my paperwork and attaining my goals.
  6. I’m more irritable and less understanding with people these days – and think they might be the real problem.
  7. I spend less time with my family and friends and often feel like I’m “just going through the motions.”
  8. I should be accomplishing more and be further ahead by now.
  9. I’m spending more time with television or using sex, drugs, food, alcohol or some other diversion to make me feel better about my situation.
  10. I’ve even given some thought to other things I could do besides my current line of work or current relationship.

Adapted from Bill Esteb, Patient Media, Inc.

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