Burn Out Self Assessment

If you have an issue of burnout which is not addressed, it may lead to consequences such as poor physical and mental health. Hence, it is always good to check in with ourselves in terms of how we are doing or coping at work.

Do answer these 15 questions to see how you are coping

Score 1 (None at all), 2 (Rarely), 3 (Sometimes), 4 (Often) and 5 (Very Often)

1. I feel run down and drained of physical and emotional energy

2. I have negative thoughts about my job

3. I am harder and less sympathetic with people

4. I am easily irritated by my co-workers

5. I feel misunderstood and unappreciated by my co-workers

6. I feel I am achieving less than what I should

7. I feel under pressure to succeed

8. I feel I am not getting what I want out of my job

9. I feel I have no one to talk to

10. I feel I am in wrong job or wrong organisation

11. I am frustrated with parts of my job

12. I feel that politics is frustrating my ability to do a good job

13. I feel that there is more work than I can handle

14. I feel that I do not have time to do the many things that are important to do a good job

15. I feel that I do not have time to plan as much as I would like

Score Interpretation

Less than 18   NO sign of burn out

19-32               Little sign of burn out

33-49               Be careful.  You may be at risk

50-59               You are at SEVERE risk of burn out

Over 60           You are at VERY SEVERE risk of burn out

Do feel free to chat with a psychologist or counsellor to discuss any issues which are troubling you.  A problem shared is always a problem halved !

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