Burnout is a very real thing. It is especially prevalent in occupations that are stressful like nursing, teaching, and social work, though anyone with a job can experience burnout. Categorized as physical or emotional exhaustion along with a decrease in accomplishments and a loss of identity, burnout can deeply impact both your physical and mental health.
Most Common Symptoms
If you notice that your energy is low, you are having trouble concentrating, you struggle from feelings of disillusionment, or are overly cynical or critical, you may be suffering from conditions that contribute to burnout.
Causes of Burnout
While the causes vary from case to case, various factors that exacerbate burnout include:
- Negative workplace dynamics
- Work-life imbalance
- Unclear job expectations
- Lack of control
How to Handle Burnout
One of the best ways to deal with stress is to be mindful of your situation and practice approaching your work with patience and openness. Often this is easier said and done so we recommend turning to a few healthy ways to take action.
Our favorites involve getting regular exercise, good sleep, drinking plenty of water, seeking out balancing activities like yoga, massage sessions, and sussing out a community of support to discuss your situation.
Reaching out to those around you for expression and collaboration can go a long way in alleviating any feelings that make you feel like you have to deal with burnout alone. Give our team a call. We are here to help you refresh, reset, and rejuvenate.