Find Out if You Have Burnout

People who work from home tend to work longer hours than they would in a normal office environment and this can lead to burnout. This becomes a much more serious issue if you are not aware that you are suffering burnout. Take this test to find out. And if you are, you’ll receive advice on how to overcome this. 

Burn-out is a syndrome conceptualized as resulting from chronic workplace stress that has not been successfully managed. It is characterized by three dimensions:

  • feelings of energy depletion or exhaustion;
  • increased mental distance from one’s job, or feelings of negativism or cynicism related to one’s job; and
  • reduced professional efficacy

Considering this definition, the WHO has brought Maslach’s definition of burnout and has taken her core dimensions. Maslach is responsible for implementing the most validated burnout inventory: MBI (Maslach Burnout Inventory). Most of the modern burnout questionnaires have been developed considering MBI theory and inventory, taking into account it’s validation, it’s simple application and accurate results.

The Assessment was created by Aylen Gomez Ovejero, Organisational Psychologist & Wellness Coach alongside Sofija Vojvodic, Research Psychologist & Behavioural Neuroscientist.

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Stop

Stop whatever you are doing and focus on this.

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Take Deep Breaths

Follow the instructions on screen or if you have sound follow the spoken instructions.
Breathe in through your nose and out through your mouth.

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Observe

Observe your body, your thoughts, your feeling and your emotions. Is your heart racing? Are you sweating? Is your mouth dry? Are you angry? Are you worried? Are you stressed?
Do you need to be reacting the way you are?
How important is the issue you are stressed about?
Is this worth you being stressed over? Will it still be important this time next year?
What advice would you give to a friend if they were in your position?

Now take a moment and relax yourself.

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Proceed

Now continue on with your day, incorporating what you have just learned about the emotions you were feeling.