Do you ever find yourself asking, “Am I burnt out?”
It’s a fair question to ask, and it’s important to know exactly what burnout is and why it needs to be taken care of. That’s why we created this survey for anyone wondering, “Am I burnt out?”.
To start, answering this question isn’t just a “yes” or “no” – there are certainly different degrees of burnout you can experience. Furthermore, if you’re wondering if you are the only one asking this question – you’re not. A recent Gallup study of nearly 7,500 full-time employees found that 23% of employees reported feeling burned out at work very often or always, while an additional 44% reported feeling burned out sometimes. It isn’t crazy to assume that approximately 5,000 of these respondents have asked themselves, “Am I burnt out?”.
We have extensive experience identifying burnout and that’s why we’ve created a range of response options, rather than a simple “yes” or “no” option. Answering the question “Am I burnt out?” is far more complex than a one-word answer.
Before you even review the checklist, it’s important to know that asking yourself if you are burnt out is just the first step. There are a number of questions you can ask to get a feel for where you’re at, such as:
Do you feel like you’re dragging yourself to work every day and have trouble getting started?
Have you become more irritable or impatient?
Do you lack the energy to be productive?
While it is important to ask that big picture question, it’s just as important for you to understand just how burnt out you may be.
If you find it difficult to ask yourself some of these questions, don’t worry. Rather than asking you questions, we provided statements relating to burnout question with five options to qualify the statements:
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After ranking each of the 15 statements, you’ll tally your score and find explanations for your score on the second page of the checklist.
Why is it important to ask, “Am I burnt out?”
Believe it or not, asking, “Am I burnt out?” is an incredibly important question to ask. Burnout can actually lead to more serious health problems. In fact, burnout can be so serious that the World Health Organization called it a phenomenon in its 11th revision of the International Classification of Diseases.
In severe cases, burnout can lead to stress and anxiety, which has a direct correlation to high blood pressure, heart disease, and diabetes.
Other than being aware of the health effects of burnout, asking, “Am I burnt out?” is a way to help your employer help you. Burnout can often be hard to spot, and sometimes tricky to correct, but if you make your employer aware of your feelings they can be more proactive in helping you.
Your employee can greatly help you to take necessary steps in order to prevent burnout. Some steps can be more difficult than others, like switching up your schedule or having more consistent reviews.
Burnout effects everyone differently, so everyone needs to find the best option for them to mitigate the feeling of burnout. Whatever the option may be for you, it all starts with our free checklist.
Don’t just ask, “Am I burnt out?”. Take a proactive approach to offsetting the burnout.