Are You Suffering From Burnout?

by OneClick OneClick February 10, 2017 0 Comments

Are You Suffering From Burnout?

Are you finding that constant stress has left you feeling disillusioned, helpless, and exhausted? If so, you may be suffering from burnout. When you’re burned out, things look bleak, problems seem impossible to overcome, and it’s difficult to muster up the energy to do anything about your situation.

The unhappiness that burnout causes can threaten your job, your relationships, and your health. But burnout can be overcome. There are lots of things that can be done to get you back on track, rebalanced, and feeling happy and energised again. 

What is burnout?

Burnout is a term that has become commonplace in today's hectic world but is often not well defined. Burnout is a state of emotional, mental, and physical exhaustion caused by excessive and prolonged stress. When you are burnt out you will feel overwhelmed, emotionally drained, and unable to meet the demands of daily life. As the stress continues, things can get progressively worse as it impacts on your physical health, your motivation, and your ability to function effectively. 

Burnout should be a major concern for both employers and employees as it reduces productivity and impacts interpersonal relationships.

Are you suffering from burnout?

If you can relate to any of the following you may be heading towards burnout:

  • exhausted, and fatigue cannot be relieved by sleep
  • losing weight
  • not sleeping well
  • increasingly depressed
  • increased errors and bungling
  • feelings of hopelessness and loneliness
  • resignation and boredom
  • working more and more but accomplishing less and less
  • sensitive and touchy about feedback
  • feeling like nothing you do makes a difference or is appreciated

What can I do to prevent burnout?

  • Exercise
  • Eat well
  • Get enough sleep
  • Connect with others
  • Reframe the way you look at work
  • Get a pet
  • Learn to say no
  • Spend time in nature
  • Learn to meditate
  • Find a way to give - volunteer, donate, help a friend
  • Be grateful - notice what you have, what you can be grateful for?
  • Foster fun
  • Stop being a workaholic

Keep an eye out for future posts on the difference between stress and burnout, more detail on burnout prevention, and why we suffer from burnout. 

 



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