The Burnout. How To Tell It's Time To Get Away

The Burnout

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First off what is a burnout? Well it’s being in a state of chronic stress and anxiety.

Basically, a constant feeling of lack of accomplishment, physical and emotional exhaustion and detachment from everything going on in life. Here are the top 9 signs of a burnout:

1.    EXHAUSTION.

You have a lack energy and feel tired most days. Basically, feeling physically and emotionally exhausted, drained, and depleted, and you may feel a sense of dread.

2.    NEGATIVE EMOTIONS.

It presents as a general sense that nothing is going right or nothing matters. Detachment is a general sense of feeling disconnected from others or from your environment. You may feel like nothing matters to you anymore. You may be generally more pessimistic than usual.

3.    LACK OF MOTIVATION.

Your internal motivation to get things done no longer is present. It may seem that you’re working a lot more, however despite long hours, chronic stress prevents you from being as productive. At times, it seems that as hard as you try, you can't seem to get out of this rut.

4.       ANXIETY.

You may start to experience mild symptoms of worry and edginess. As you move closer to full burnout, the anxiety may become so bad that it begins to interfere with your work productivity and may cause problems in your personal life.

5.    IRRITABILITY.

Anything and everything seems to tick you off even if it isn’t a big deal. Irritability often comes from your negative feelings for example feeling; ineffective, unimportant, useless, and an increasing sense that you're not able to do things as efficiently as before.

6.    LOSS OF ENJOYMENT.

You may feel as if nothing makes you happy. You no longer have the desire to go out with friends or family, and if you do it is not as fun as it used to be. Even doing things you love aren’t as enjoyable anymore.

7.    FORGET FULLNESS.

Lack of focus and forgetfulness are early signs. You start to forget things, and your motor skills have decreased, you can’t seem to focus on anything. This in turn increases your stress levels because you can’t stay focused long enough to get anything done.

8.    INSOMNIA. 

You may have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep one or two nights. It may turn to a persistent thing where every night you’re having trouble falling asleep. Although you may be extremely tired and restlessness you still can’t catch a wink of sleep.

9.    ILLNESS.

Because your body is at it’s weakest, your immune system becomes weakened as well, which mean’s your body is open to infections, cold, flu, etc. Try to stay refreshed with vitamin C, green tea, regular exercise to help with this. (**Sidenote please see a doctor if anything is out of the normal)

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If you have more then a couple of these symptoms it's time to realize that it's time to unplug. To get away to be able to clear your head from all the stress and anxiety before it gets worse. Tell yourself this: "I can use a hand sometimes, I am only human" -Krewella "Human" seek out help or find what helps you relax. Personally I find unplugging from social media helps a-lot for a couple days, avoid your phone and being glued to all these apps that consume our time these days. 

Stay away from it all until you can find your inner peace.

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