Burned Out? Find out with this job stress checklist

So, it’s happening again. That burning feeling in your chest, like a massive black hole that seems to suck all joy in. Oh, right. It’s job stress – burnt out, and crashing down from work. But how exactly do you know if you’re suffering from job stress? Make sure by having this checklist ready:

1. Do you find waking up a chore (mainly because you have to go to work)?

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Yes  No

2. Do you find it difficult figuring out which of your daily tasks you need to prioritize?

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Yes  No

3. Do you see each job task as a useless routine?

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Yes  No

4. Do you feel like you’re getting nowhere?

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Yes  No

5. Do you regularly drink alcohol, just to forget and sleep your worries away?

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Yes  No

6. Do you find it difficult to talk with your work colleagues?

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Yes  No

7. Do you feel irritated whenever your boss asks you to do something?

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Yes  No

8. Do you feel like going home whenever you head off to work?

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Yes  No

9. Do you just want to lie down and sleep?

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Yes  No

10. If given the chance, would you want to work some place else?

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Yes  No

If you’ve answered yes to more than 5 questions, then more likely than not, you are suffering from job stress. Don’t worry, there’s always a chance to turn things around.

Dealing with job stress begins by having a positive state of mind. Remember why you’re working in the first place. Is it for the money? Or perhaps for learning something even greater? Whatever the reason may be, always try to recall why you’ve signed up for it in the first place. It’s a great way to motivate yourself through the bad days – it’s a goal that you may want to achieve someday soon.

Also, job stress can effectively be managed by simply talking about it. Ask your HR department for help. They’ll be more than glad to help out troubled employees. If you are shy of asking, you can always go to a close friend or a family member. No matter who they may be, nothing beats having someone to listen to your frustrations and troubles in life. The important things is letting go of that pesky, pent-up feeling – in a productive, constructive and healthy way.

Job stress can burn you out. But that doesn’t mean you can prevent it from happening. Fight back this condition by having this checklist out in the open. And start being happy by making a big smile on your face. Have a great day at work!

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