Don’t Believe The Hype Part III: Take the Burnout Test

Want to know where you fall on the burnout scale? I saw ABC News Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Jennifer Ashton on a clip from Good Morning America talking about burnout. She said there are four questions you can ask yourself to determine if you are suffering from burnout. 


Rate yourself on each question using a number 1 through 4. 

  • 1 is never
  • 2 sometimes
  • 3 often
  • 4 always

Once you are done rating yourself, total your points from all 4 questions.


1. How often are you tired and lacking the energy to go to work in the morning?

2. How often do you feel physically drained, like your batteries are dead?

3. How often is your thinking process sluggish or your concentration impaired?

4. How often do you feel emotionally detached from co-workers (or customers) and unable to be sensitive to their needs?

If you scored less than nine, you are not suffering from burnout. AND, let me just throw in, I HATE YOU! 

If you scored between 10 and 12, you are on the verge of burnout. YOU ARE AT A CROSSROADS!

If you scored between a 13 and a 16, you are suffering full-on burnout. WELCOME TO THE CLUB!

Much Love,


Published by Tonza D. Ruffin

Perfectly Imperfect but VERY PROUD WOMAN, MOM, LAWYER, and AUTHOR, but most importantly...LIFE LOVER! I laugh loud, I work hard, I play hard, I am adventurous, I am curious, I am driven, I have moments of deep insecurity, I am loving, I am vulnerable, I am explosive (not one of my finer qualities), I dance around my house alone, I am an awful perfectionist which makes my insecurity worse, I sing out loud in my car without any concern for whose watching, I have trust issues, I do not live through my children, I no longer try to force my children into the mold that I created so that I could feel validated as a mother, I am a risk-taker, I am guarded in my personal life, I am kind, I am grateful. I am so excited about the rest of my life!

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