When you experience a lot of stress in your life it is necessary to be aware that exhaustion or being burned out at work can threaten your future if you do not take steps to avoid it. The Burnout Syndrome is increasingly present in people’s lives … and it can have great consequences if it is not remedied. First it is important to know if you are really burned out or absolutely exhausted, since when it comes to daily stress people tend to get confused with this.

Being burned out at work

Long-term burnout or burnout at work can turn into chronic burnout and is characterized by three main dimensions: burnout, cynicism, and feelings of reduced professional ability. That is, you would feel exhausted, you would begin to hate your job, and by feeling less capable, you would show signs of exhaustion.

Stress is a factor that can come from work, although you can actually make it part of your lifestyle, part of your personality, your thoughts … maybe you are a too perfectionist person or maybe pessimistic and all This can contribute to Burnout Syndrome.

The term “burnout” is a relatively new term, it was used to define exhaustion as an extinction of motivation to a cause. Burnout syndrome or feeling burned at work is not a psychiatric disorder that can be diagnosed as such, but there are some similar characteristics that are diagnosable and that have to do with feeling burned at work. These might be:

    • Depression
    • Anxiety disorders
  • Mood disorders

Burnout is much more common than that discussed in the previous list, since these diagnosable characteristics are actually the consequences of not treating burnout in time at work. It will be less serious if this exhaustion is temporary and is only caused by specific stressors instead of having a chemical imbalance in the body.

Symptoms of burnout syndrome

To know if you have this syndrome, you should assess how you feel at work today and if you really have these symptoms, it will be necessary for you to go to a specialist to help you cope with this situation before it leads to any further disorder. problematic for your mental health.

It can be difficult to recognize when you go from stress to chronic exhaustion. The first sign that you should take into account is if you do not have enough motivation to put in effort at work, you only think about giving up or not doing your part each day. You may also feel afraid to go to work because it creates too much anxiety. Other signs to watch out for are:

    • Physical exhaustion. You no longer feel the energy you had before and getting out of bed becomes more and more difficult. Although it may not seem serious, it can be a sign of depression or physical illness, so if this happens you will have to talk to your doctor. Although if what happens to you is that you want to avoid work, it may be a sign of exhaustion.
    • Emotional exhaustion Perhaps you have an irritated mood most of the time, you are sad, or you cannot bear the slightest bit of frustration . If you think that you can no longer deal with life the way you did before, you will need to talk to your doctor. If your emotional exhaustion begins to affect your relationships or your ability to keep your job, seek help as soon as possible.
    • Sick more. If you have a lot of stress, your immune system suffers. So if you have exhaustion you will have more illnesses during the year. Your body tells you to change something and shows it to you with colds or flu .
  • You are more pessimistic about life. When you have exhaustion, it is more difficult to get excited about the things that happen to you in life. Your automatic thoughts are always negative and you feel defeated with life in general. Get out of the routine to improve this thinking and strive to have positive thoughts.

Elle Mcdonald

I am Elle Mcdonald Specializations in Psychology . Graduated in psychology from the University of Tennessee in 2000. Diploma of Advanced Studies in the Department of Personality, Evaluation and psychological treatments with excellent results.

First Level of Master in Clinical Psychology at the Center for Behavioral Therapists (recognized with a scientific-professional nature by the College of Psychologists)

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