How can you tell when your energy level is slipping to dangerous levels? What signals emotional and physical exhaustion? Here are a few significant pointers.
Answer the questions below as you consider the last two or three weeks of your life. Give yourself a score for each:
2 if your answer is "often"
1 if it is "sometimes"
0 if "rarely."
Then total your score and see below for an interpretation.
__ Are you spending an unusual amount of time by yourself, withdrawing from friends, family, and work acquaintances?
__ Are you becoming more negative, pessimistic, critical, or cynical about yourself and others?
__ Are you forgetting appointments, deadlines, or activities and not feeling concerned about it?
__ Are you more irritable, hostile, aggressive, angry, or frustrated than usual?
__ Are you sleeping either much more than usual or significantly less?
__ Do you suffer from gastrointestinal problems (indigestion, stomach discomfort, diarrhea, or colitis)?
__ Are you waking up feeling tired or fatigued?1