We all experience mood swings, lack of interest in work from time to time. It is normal to have sleepless nights occasionally, but if you experience prolonged stress and feel overwhelmed, emotionally drained and unable to meet constant demands, it is time to get some help and understand your symptoms.

Burnout is a state of chronic stress that leads to:

  • physical and emotional exhaustion
  • cynicism and detachment
  • feelings of ineffectiveness and lack of accomplishment

Your body suffers a lot during the burnout because it is overworked and gets too little time to rest. Burnout is not something that happens suddenly; it creeps up over time which makes it much harder to recognize.

What are the signs of burnout?

Physical

  • Fatigue
  • Insomnia
  • Metabolic Disorder
  • Constant sickness
  • Weight gain

Emotional

  • Anxiety
  • Chronic Stress
  • Lack of motivation
  • Less social promptness

If you are experiencing some of these symptoms, it should be a wake-up call that you may be on a dangerous path. Talk to a professional to understand it better and know what lifestyle changes you can make to feel better.

Here’s what you can do to reduce the symptoms of burnout:

Interact more

The more you get involved with friends and family, the more you will feel relaxed, and it will let your mind calm to grab things quickly, and you can regain interest to get involved in tasks.

Reduce Workload

One of the significant causes of burnout is getting into endless hours of work which results in burnout. If you often say ‘yes’ to work, disregarding how you feel about it, then it is time to start saying ‘no’ to some of that work for your mental peace. Try to take on work at your own pace. Don’t get overloaded with work just for the sake of job because health should be your primary priority.

Slow Down

Set your own pace, slow down and breathe. Try to avoid chaotic places, try to be around greenery in morning and evening and have a silent walk with yourself. Apart from this; exercise more, practice yoga, and most of all meditate.

Reset your Goals

Sometimes all you need to do is to identify your stress point. If you need help with identifying source of your stress, talk to a professional

Give yourself some space to reassess the things that are bothering you. Take some off from work.

Burnout can often reduce productivity and sap your energy, leaving you feeling increasingly helpless, hopeless, and resentful. You may feel like you have nothing more to give.

The important thing is to seek professional advice to determine whether the cause of your symptoms is burnout-related or have some other origin. Contact us to feel positive and hopeful again.