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Are You Headed for an Energy Crisis? [QUIZ]

If you’re tired and overworked, and just ate a HotPocket for lunch, take this quiz to find out how well you are managing your energy.

Woman collapsing on her bed.

In terms of sleep and other key factors of well-being, many of us are running on empty.

How many of the following statements are true for you?


  • I don’t regularly get at least seven to eight hours of sleep and I often wake up feeling tired.
  • I frequently skip breakfast or settle for something that isn’t nutritious.
  • I don’t exercise enough (cardiovascular training at least three times a week and strength training at least once a week).
  • I don’t take regular breaks during the day to renew and recharge/I often eat lunch at my desk.

Read more about how to recharge your body.


  • I frequently feel irritable, impatient or anxious at work—especially when work is demanding.
  • I don’t spend enough time with my loved ones, and when I’m with them I’m not always fully present.
  • I have too little time for the activities that I most deeply enjoy.
  • I don’t stop frequently to express my appreciation to others or to savor my accomplishments.

Read more about balancing your emotions.


  • I have difficulty focusing on one thing at a time, and I am easily distracted by stimuli such as email.
  • I spend much of my day at work reacting to crises rather than focusing on activities with long-term value.
  • I don’t take enough time for reflection, strategizing and creative thinking.
  • I work in the evenings or on weekends and rarely take an email-free vacation.

Read more about unplugging and being present in the world around you.


  • I don’t spend enough time at work doing what I do best and enjoy most.
  • There are significant gaps between what I say is important to me and how I actually allocate my time and energy.
  • My decisions at work are more often influenced by external demands than a clear sense of my own purpose.
  • I don’t invest enough time and energy in making a positive difference in the world.

Read more about finding your purpose.

How is your overall energy?

Tally up the total number of statements that were true for you:

  • 0-3: Excellent energy management skills
  • 4-6: Reasonable energy management skills
  • 7-10: Significant energy management deficits
  • 11-16: A full-fledged energy management crisis

SOURCE: theenergyproject.com

Read more about The Energy Project and well-being at work.

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