Sometimes when we are struggling it’s hard to step back and get a clear look at how we are doing. Here are questions you can ask yourself to help you get a picture of what’s going on with you. If you find that you are agreeing with these statements you may want to consider seeking assistance.

What’s going on with my body?
I often feel exhausted, even early in the week.
I frequently feel dizzy or nauseous.
I have problems with digestion, such as stomach bloating, pain or gas.
I regularly experience diarrhea or constipation.
I have no appetite, or I’m overeating.
I frequently have muscle, joint, headache or chest pain.
I’m craving junk food.
I’m finding it hard to maintain a reasonable weight.
I’m having trouble sleeping well or I am sleeping all the time.
I do not feel rested when I get up in the morning.

What’s going on with my emotions?
I frequently feel anxious or upset.
I feel like crying all the time.
I am very fearful.
I often feel tense at work.
I often feel guilty about letting my team down.
I feel angry when someone makes a mistake.
I feel angry or upset when someone points out a mistake I’ve made.
I lack confidence in myself and the work that I do.
I’m finding it hard to remember what it feels like to be happy.
I keep my feelings bottled up inside.
I feel like I am never good enough.

What’s going on with my thoughts?
I often feel I can’t handle everything I have to do.
I feel like I have little or no control over my life.
I don’t have patience the way I used to.
I frequently worry about work even when I’m not at work.
I spend a lot of time thinking about and complaining about the past.
I see people’s faults and mistakes more than their strengths and contributions.
I see the negative things about myself more than the positive.
I often think that there is only one way to do something.

What’s going on with my job?
I have difficulty concentrating at work.
I find it difficult to make decisions at work.
I seem to be disorganized at work.
I find it difficult to start tasks.
I find it difficult to read and remember what I’ve read.
I am finding tasks that used to be easy more difficult now.
I feel like I am a burden to the team.

What’s going on with the people at work?
I don’t think I’m being treated fairly at work.
I don’t feel valued by a lot of the people I work with.
I’m finding it hard to rely on my co-workers.
I don’t laugh with co-workers anymore.
I often say things in anger or frustration that I wish I could take back.
I seem to take things more seriously than my co-workers.
I’m tired of hearing other people’s problems.
I feel like I am letting everyone down.
I am becoming dependent on one person at work that I feel safe with.
I’m withdrawing from people at work.
I’m afraid that others will realize my work is not good enough.

What’s going on with my behaviour?
I lose my temper at work.
I no longer want to be around people.
I don’t understand why I can’t get my work done.
I find I’m playing computer games when I’m supposed to be working.
I’m using sleeping pills more than I used to.
I’m drinking more alcohol than I used to.
I’m spending money or gambling more than I used to.
I’m using prescription or recreational drugs more than I used to.
I use coffee, alcohol or drugs to help me get through the day.
I find it difficult to relax.
I sit at work and feel frozen, unable to do anything.
I cannot make sense of what I am reading anymore.
I cannot produce my work the way I used to.
One moment I am smiling and the next moment I am crying.

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