I see many people who are over-stressed, burnout and anxious. The majority of them aren't fully aware that they are, and it is sometimes difficult to judge your own status.
Here is a beginning of a questionnaire which will help you find out if you need help.
For each question, count the result as such:
0 = Never/Rarely
1 = Occasionally/Slightly
2 = Moderate in Intensity or Frequency
3 = Intense/Sever or Frequent
Note your answer on a piece of paper.
Here they are:
I am less able to handle stress and pressure.
I am procrastinating at work.
I don’t think as clearly as I used to.
I can't think straight when under pressure.
I tend to avoid emotional situations.
I shake uncontrollably, particularly when nervous.
I have acid reflux, heartburn or indigestion.
I have many unexplained fears / anxieties.
My sex drive is noticeably less than it used to be.
I get light headed or dizzy when rising rapidly from a sitting or lying position.
I feel like I'm going to faint.
I don't feel rested after a good night sleep.
I feel unwell much of the time.
I tend to swell in the legs or ankles, particularly in the evenings.
I need to lie down after a stressful event.
I feel my muscles are weaker than they should.
I have restless leg syndrome.
I have become allergic / My allergies became worse.
When I scratch my skin, a white line remains for a minute or more.
I have unexplained and frequent headaches.
I am frequently cold.
I have low blood pressure.
I feel confused, or shaky, or unable to move when stressed.
I have lost weight without reason.
I have feelings of hopelessness or despair.
People irritate me more.
I get swollen glands on my neck.
I feel nauseated or like vomiting for no apparent reason.
I have negative thoughts about my job.
I feel that I have no one to talk to.
I feel like I can't keep up with all of the demands from life / work / family.
I often have to force myself in order to keep going. Everything seems like a chore.
I am easily fatigued.
I have difficulty getting up in the morning.
I suddenly run out of energy.
I usually feel much better and fully awake after the noon meal.
I often have an afternoon low between 3:00-5:00 PM.
I get low energy, moody or foggy if I do not eat regularly.
I usually feel best after 6:00 PM.
I am often tired at 9:00-10:00 PM, but resist going to bed.
I like to sleep late in the morning.
I often do my best work late at night.
If I don’t go to bed by 11:00 PM, I get a second burst of energy around 11:00 PM.
I get coughs or colds that stay around for several weeks.
I have frequent respiratory infections.
I get a skin condition such as eczema, hives, rosacea or psoriasis.
I have rheumatoid arthritis.
I have allergies to several things in the environment.
I have multiple chemical sensitivities.
I get pain in the muscles of my upper back and lower neck for no apparent reason.
I have tense jaws / TMJ / temporomandibular joint disorder.
I have insomnia or difficult sleeping.
I have fibromyalgia.
I suffer from asthma.
I suffer from nervous breakdowns.
I bruise more easily than I used to.
I have swelling under my eyes upon rising that goes away after I have been up for a couple of hours.
FOR WOMEN: I have increasing symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS).
FOR WOMEN: I have been diagnosed with PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome)
I need coffee or some other stimulant to get going in the morning.
I often crave food high in fat and feel better with high fat foods.
I use coffee / chocolate / gatorade to drive myself.
I often crave salt or crisps.
I crave sweet foods (pies, cakes, pastries, doughnuts, dried fruits, candies or desserts).
I feel worse if I miss or skip a meal.
I have constant stress in my life or work.
My dietary habits tend to be sporadic and unplanned.
My relationships at work and/or home are unhappy.
I prefer to watch TV or drink alcohol than going for an exercise.
I eat lots of fruit.
My life contains insufficient enjoyable activities.
I have little control over how I spend my time.
I restrict my salt or fat intake.
I have gum and/or tooth infections or abscesses.
Regular meals decrease the severity of my symptoms.
I often feel better after spending a night out with friends.
I often feel better if I lie down.
Now, add all of your answers. If you scored over 130, we need to talk.