"I am so stressed out!" This is probably the most often used statement by professionals today and if you think it's simply all in your head, you cannot be more wrong because there are countless people just like you. Whether it's the stress to give your best at work every day or making sure you bag that promotion that is long-awaited, such day to day worries can surely lead to severe burnout.
Are you feeling negative and distancing yourself from colleagues?
Burnout at work is one of the most frequently-occurring problems of the modern age, according to the World Health Organization and if you want to know more about these symptoms then looks out for these signs. If you are feeling exhausted, feel very negative about your job and are distancing yourself from colleagues, you are burnt out. Also, this can also result in you not being as efficient or productive at work. Psychological Association’s David Ballard defines burnout as, "an extended period of time where someone experiences exhaustion and a lack of interest in things, resulting in a decline in their job performance." He also adds that this is due to chronic stress and the demands that are placed on you exceed the resources to have in order to tackle the stress. If ignored, burn out can have a massive impact on every area of your life like your health, happiness, relationships, and job performance.
Lack of sleep is one of the biggest causes
Hence, you need to take this seriously and first begin with actually making relaxation a priority in your life, whether it's listening to music, reading a booking, taking a walk or meeting up with friends and family. Also, try to create a life that is separate from work, like taking up a hobby or a skill that is not connected to your job. Although massively difficult try to get enough sleep, because lack of sleep can cause a lot of stress the next and this can simply build up over time. More importantly, try to unplug yourself from all devices once you come home from work and for many, this is the biggest struggle. We all know how tempting it can be to check emails and messages despite being absolutely exhausted. More importantly, try to pin down the real cause of your burn out, is it you who needs to be more disciplined or is it the environment that your work in? Therefore, you need to ask yourself, how much can you take and when "enough is enough".
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