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RED FLAGS OF EMOTIONAL EXHAUSTION

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?

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