Are you at risk of burnout?

Feel like you’re about to snap? Take our quiz to dis­cover your stress trig­ger – and get ex­pert help stop­ping it!

Essentials (South Africa) - - SMART IDEAS -

rom mov­ing house to start­ing a new job or even tak­ing a long-haul flight, we all have our stress­ful mo­ments. But if you’re one out of four peo­ple who suf­fer from per­sis­tent stress, it can have a huge im­pact on ev­ery­thing from your emo­tional health to your waist­line. And stud­ies re­veal that women are more likely to suf­fer than men. Dr Ne­rina Ram­lakhan, author of Fast Asleep, Wide Awake ( HarperColl­ins), ex­plains it’s partly down to the role women tend to as­sume – ac­cord­ing to Ram­lakhan, man­ag­ing a job along­side look­ing af­ter part­ners and chil­dren can make women more at risk of burnout. Take the test to dis­cover your trig­ger…

FYour col­leagues of­ten praise you for...

● Your high stan­dards

★ The ef­fort you make

■ Your dili­gence

▲ How ab­sorbed you get

But some­times you re­ally strug­gle to...

■ Stay calm

● Del­e­gate

▲ Man­age dead­lines

★ Get ev­ery­thing done

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