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The big self-test Burnout test: am I at risk of burnout?

Written by Dana Peterson
Burnout test: am I at risk of burnout?

Burnout is a mental illness that is affecting more and more people around the world. Whether working mothers, young people, business people or non-working people, it can affect anyone. The big self-test Burnout test: am I at risk of burnout?

Why do you get burnout?

The triggers for burnout are constant stress and chronic exhaustion. Stress at work and in private life, high expectations, a lot of pressure and a high degree of responsibility can push people to their limits. Factors like the pandemic make such conditions worse. To prevent burnout, it is important to recognize the early symptoms in good time.

Take a burnout test and find out if you are at risk!

The triggers for burnout are constant stress and chronic exhaustion
The triggers for burnout are constant stress and chronic exhaustion

If you are not sure whether the symptoms speak for burnout, you can take our burnout test as an initial non-binding assessment and find out whether there is a risk of burnout. This burnout test does not replace a visit to the doctor. We recommend speaking to someone you trust after the test if there is any risk

Burnout symptoms and first signs

Burnout has many faces: Psychological symptoms such as exhaustion and lack of concentration are the first signs of burnout.
Burnout has many faces: Psychological symptoms such as exhaustion and lack of concentration are the first signs of burnout.

Burnout has many faces: Psychological symptoms such as exhaustion and lack of concentration are the first signs of burnout. Unusual symptoms such as inability to make decisions or physical complaints such as sleep disorders, gastrointestinal complaints and muscle tension can also indicate burnout. Burnout has affected more and more people since the beginning of the pandemic.

What to do in case of burnout

Liberating yourself from burnout is extremely difficult and usually only succeeds if there are no physical symptoms. The first step: find someone to talk to. Share your worries, fears and feelings with someone you trust. Family members or colleagues often notice that something is wrong with you. The second step is to see a doctor. There you will work out a way out of burnout together.

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Dana Peterson

I'm Dana Peterson, a freelance writer, serial blogger, self-published author of 7 books, and speaker who enjoys enlightening others about unknown and little-known facts.

I'm a mother of two kids, but I've also been a typographer, a film composer, a piano player, a singer in an all-girl rock band. I love writing on cruise ships, or late nights, but also at home in my sunny southern California garden.

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