Humor – 10 Signs of Burnout

I just got this little funny top 10 in my e-mail. Since I write a lot about the topic, a colleague of mine thought I’d laugh. And I certainly did! A clever, sarcastic look at a much more serious and prevalent topic.

She forwarded this to me as she got it somewhere on the web or e-mail list. I am not sure who to attribute it to — so if anyone knows where it came from, let me know & I’ll be happy to acknowledge you.

Sit back, laugh…and if you recognize yourself in any of these, it is definitely time to start addressing your stress and burnout. Consider how being comfortable in your own skin can have the lovely side effect of nipping burnout in the bud as well.

Top 10 Signs You’re Burnt Out

*10-* You’re so tired you now answer the phone, “Hell.”

*9-* Your friends call to ask how you’ve been, and you immediately scream, “Get off my back!”

*8-* Your garbage can /is/ your inbox.

*7-* You wake up to discover your bed is on fire, but go back to sleep because you just don’t care.

*6-* You have so much on your mind, you’ve forgotten how to pee.

*5-* Visions of the upcoming weekend help you make it through Monday.

*4-* You sleep more at work than at home.

*3-* You leave for a party and instinctively bring your ID badge.

*2-* You blasted your Daily Planner with a .357 Magnum a week ago, but still haven’t been able to miss a meeting.

*1-* You think about how relaxing it would be if you were in jail right now or even in the hospital.

 

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Comments

  1. there are some ones I've never heard on that list! Maybe it's a David Letterman original!?! 🙂

  2. The links in the preface need to be fixed. Was actually interested in the burnout ecourse…

  3. Hi Brenda — good point! I updated the links…. while the burnout eCourse is no longer available, I believe you'll find great value in the Comfortable in Your Own Skin eCourse. The more "IN" your skin you feel the quicker you'll recognize and avoid burnout (or be able to navigate your way out of it if you already find yourself there).

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