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“Burnout is a state of emotional, physical, and mental exhaustion caused by excessive and prolonged stress. It occurs when you feel overwhelmed, emotionally drained, and unable to meet constant demands. As the stress continues, you begin to lose the interest and motivation that led you to take on a certain role in the first place.

Burnout reduces productivity and saps your energy, leaving you feeling increasingly helpless, hopeless, cynical, and resentful. Eventually, you may feel like you have nothing more to give.

The negative effects of burnout spill over into every area of life—including your home, work, and social life. Burnout can also cause long-term changes to your body that make you vulnerable to illnesses like colds and flu. Because of its many consequences, it’s important to deal with burnout right away.”

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Physical signs and symptoms of burnout

  • Feeling tired and drained most of the time
  • Lowered immunity, frequent illnesses
  • Frequent headaches or muscle pain
  • Change in appetite or sleep habits

    Emotional signs and symptoms of burnout

    • Sense of failure and self-doubt
    • Feeling helpless, trapped, and defeated
    • Detachment, feeling alone in the world
    • Loss of motivation. Increasingly cynical and negative outlook
    • Decreased satisfaction and sense of accomplishment

      Behavioral signs and symptoms of burnout

      • Withdrawing from responsibilities
      • Isolating
      • Procrastinating, taking longer to get things done
      • Using food, drugs, or alcohol to cope
      • Taking frustrations out on others
      • Skipping work or coming in late and leaving early

          How to Deal with Burnout

          • Dealing with burnout Tip #1: Expand your social network…don’t withdraw
          • Dealing with burnout Tip #2: Reframe the way you look at work. Refind the value of your work
          • Dealing with burnout Tip #3: invest time and money in self-care
          • Dealing with burnout Tip #4: Exercise
          • Dealing with burnout Tip #5: a Healthy diet supports mood and energy


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            Maslach Burnout Inventory



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