People that score in this range sometimes have trouble coping with the demands of daily life. They often feel overwhelmed. They sometimes lack energy and are unable to manage stress. They have trouble sleeping and have many physical complaints.
(Lack sleep? I'm so bored I feel like I could sleep on the job!)
People who score in this range are not usually able to set realistic and attainable goals for themselves. They can be pessimistic about their work and future. (HA HA HA!) They are often unable to relax and enjoy their non-working time. (I have so much fun away from work, I don't want to come in.. hows that sound?) They have a very difficult time separating work life and home life. (Can I please go home?)
People who score in this range cannot typically control and recognise their feelings or act on them appropriately. They sometimes have difficulty learning from their mistakes. They often lack compassion and respect for other people. (! My boss is retarded!) They can feel isolated and alone.
(Laughing at the next paragraph.)
People who score in this range can be excellent workers. However, because of their desire to get ahead they often take on too much work and responsibility. They often become so overwhelmed that they lose their focus and are not able to do their best work. They can become confused about what is expected of them and become distressed when they feel they are not living up to assumed expectations. They can become bitter, angry and resentful. (Me? Resentful?)
However, there is hope for people on the verge of burnout so don’t give up! You can regain control and begin to enjoy your work again. People who score in this range can decrease their level of burnout by setting realistic work goals, making time for themselves, exercising, *being open to the idea of changing jobs* (I'm SO open), reading books about handling stress, keeping a diary (isn't that what this is?), pursuing an interest outside work, spending time with their families and friends, overcoming negative thoughts, getting involved in some community activity, and, most importantly, by learning to say no.
(NO, I will not come to work today.)
You can definitely get back on track! Good luck.
Praying for a miracle... need a new job and need one fast. I'm so tired of this job!