As you have been reading in this Burnout Prevention Series, burnout isn’t simply a synonym for stress, it’s the result of deep, long-term stress that hasn’t been dealt with, either by the sufferer or their employer. It doesn’t matter how much you love your job, or how strong and committed you are: everyone has a breaking point. When that point is reached, that’s when burnout strikes.
How can we take care of our health to avoid reaching the risky point of difficult return? Keeping in check our risk level, and making sure to ask for help and take action if we found ourselves on the high level more than 3 weeks in a row.
HIGH Burnout Risk
It’s likely this is negatively impacting your job performance, productivity, and creativity. It also implies risks for your physical and mental health and could affect your social relationships. If it feels overwhelming, talk to a professional.
MID Burnout Risk
Your job performance won't be affected. You'll be able to achieve good productivity and creativity levels. Finally, your job stress level shouldn't represent a risk for your health in the short term.
LOW Burnout Risk
This is great! You seem to have excellent burnout risk levels and thus you should be able to be productive and creative. Being in this state is highly beneficial for your health.
The burnout test is based on scientific questionnaires created and tested by psychologists. The questions and statements are standardized and are evaluated on a perceived frequency scale. The final score goes from 0 to 6. The lowest state of burnout risk is 0, and 6 is the highest potential burnout risk. The test then breaks the score down into four different burnout factors.
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