The top sign of Mommy Burnout: You don’t even know you have it. Take this quiz, based on what experts say are the most common symptoms, to see whether you’re at risk.
How would you describe your usual energy level?
Ooopsie! Your kid spilled his cup of milk. How would you most likely react?
When was the last time you had a Girls’ Night Out?
Which best describes your relationship with your iThingie?
Your mother-in-law is visiting and offers to help with some housecleaning. Your response?
You’re asked to volunteer for an event at your child’s school. You already feel like you’re at peak capacity. How do you respond?
What’s your attitude toward working out?
Describe your relationship with caffeine:
Which of the following fantasies most floats your boat?
You’re at low risk for Mommy Burnout.
Congrats — you generally take good care of yourself and know that to be the best mom, sometimes you have to put yourself (and your mani-pedi!) first.
You’re at medium risk for Mommy Burnout.
Although you try to have me time, and your stress levels aren’t too high, you could do a better job of giving yourself some TLC. Do it!
You’re at high risk for Mommy Burnout.
Whoa there, mama — you can’t keep up that exhausting pace. It’s time to start saying “no,” delegate more, and schedule pampering into your life.
You’ve got Mommy Burnout.
Alert! You’ve reached the point where you can’t give your all because you are wiped day in and day out. Time to take a good look at your life and figure out key changes to make.