Information to give you some immediate solutions to deal with Stress & Burnout
What is Burnout?
Burnout is a state of emotional, mental, and physical exhaustion caused by excessive and prolonged stress. It occurs when you feel overwhelmed, emotionally drained, and unable to meet constant demands. As the stress continues, you begin to lose the interest or motivation that led you to take on a certain role in the first place.
Burnout reduces productivity and saps your energy, leaving you feeling increasingly helpless, hopeless, cynical, and resentful. Eventually, you may feel like you have nothing more to give.
Most of us have days when we feel bored, overloaded, or unappreciated, when dragging ourselves out of bed requires the determination of Hercules. If you feel like this most of the time, however, you may have burnout.
The negative effects of burnout spill over into every area of life—including your home, work, and social life. Burnout can also cause long-term changes to your body that make you vulnerable to illnesses like colds and flu. Because of its many consequences, it’s important to deal with burnout right away.
Causes and Signs of Burnout
You may be on the road to burnout if:
Every day is a bad day.
You’re exhausted all the time.
You feel like nothing you do makes a difference or is appreciated.
Caring about your work or home life seems like a total waste of energy.
The majority of your day is spent on tasks you find either mind-numbingly dull or overwhelming.
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I hope this page has been useful and given you more information about stress and burnout.
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