- Have you ever felt you should CUT down on your drinking?
- Have people ANNOYED you by criticizing your drinking?
- Have you felt bad or GUILTY about your drinking?
- Have you ever had a drink first thing in the morning to steady your nerves or to get rid of a hangover; EYE opener?
If you answered yes to these questions, you may wish to examine your drinking behaviors. For confidential assistance, contact WPAP.
There are several online tools to identify if you have burnout, here are some signs from the Mayo Clinic.
Ask yourself the following questions:
- Have you become cynical or critical at work?
- Do you drag yourself to work and have trouble getting started once you arrive?
- Have you become irritable or impatient with co-workers, customers or clients?
- Do you lack the energy to be consistently productive?
- Do you lack satisfaction from your achievements?
- Do you feel disillusioned about your job?
- Are you using food, drugs or alcohol to feel better or to simply not feel?
- Have your sleep habits or appetite changed?
- Are you troubled by unexplained headaches, backaches or other physical complaints?
Burnout and Compassion Fatigue Self Evaluation
Helping others puts you in direct contact with other people’s lives. As you probably have experienced, your compassion for those you help has both positive and negative aspects. This scale asks you questions about your experiences, both positive and negative, as a helper and assists you in determining your level of burnout and compassion fatigue.
Signs of Not Coping Well
- Changes in sleep habits; too much, too little
- Changes in eating habits
- Unable to shake off feeling down or blue
- Increased use of alcohol or other drugs
- Feeling like “life is just not worth it”
- Feeling like “everything is hopeless”
- Difficulty concentrating, distracted, in a fog
- Unable to control anger, irritable over little things
- Crying more or shutting down feelings; isolating
- Fighting with family, friends, colleagues