Burnout is a reaction to prolonged or chronic job/life stress. It is characterized by three main dimensions: exhaustion, cynicism, and feelings of reduced ability to perform. More simply put, if you feel exhausted, start to hate your job or daily tasks, and begin to feel less capable at performing tasks, you are showing signs of burnout.
Most people spend the majority of their waking hours working. So, if you hate what you do, dread going to work or show up, and don’t gain any satisfaction from what you’re doing, it can take a serious toll on your life. This toll shows up via burnout symptoms.
While burnout isn’t a diagnosable psychological disorder, that doesn’t mean it shouldn’t be taken seriously. Burnout symptoms can affect you both physically and mentally.
Physical Burnout Symptoms
When you experience burnout, your body will often display certain signs. Research indicates that some of the most common physical burnout symptoms include:
Because burnout is caused by chronic stress, it’s helpful to also be aware of how this stress, in general, affects the body. Chronic stress may be felt physically in terms of having more aches and pains, low energy levels, and changes in appetite. All of these physical signs suggest that you may be experiencing burnout.
Mental Burnout Symptoms
Burnout also impacts you mentally and emotionally. Here are some of the most common mental symptoms of burnout:
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