Do you feel tired all the time? Are you neglecting your responsibilities? Are you cynical about the future? Then, it’s time for you to take a breather before you get burned out.
Unrelenting stress leads to a state of physical, emotional and mental exhaustion known as burnout. It is characterized by hopelessness and helplessness. When you are burned out, you are governed by the thought that whatever you do is not enough to meet what is demanded from you. So, you stop doing anything and start caring less. You disengage and become depressed.
Burnout does not just put your career at risk. It also has long-term effects on your health by making you susceptible to diseases. It strains your relationship with friends and family members. Most of all, it damages your emotional well-being by breeding feelings of worthlessness. It leaves you without any zest for life.
Job-related stress often triggers burnout, but there are other culprits like your personality and lifestyle. Fact is that anyone can experience it, whether you are a top executive, a housewife or a student. But it can also be prevented and healed.
Managing stress and engaging in healthy habits help prevent burnout. So, eat right and sleep well. Most importantly, find time for rest and relaxation. Set a time during the day for meditation or quiet time. Spend time with people who make you smile and do things you love. These simple activities help stop a major breakdown.
If you are already burned out, it is needed for you to slow down. Spend time with your loved ones and assess your life. Hypnotherapy, which is used as a complimentary treatment for anxiety disorders, also treats burnout. The hypnotherapist uses techniques to help you understand yourself, relax and take control.
Burnout is not the end of everything. You can rise above it and regain the passion for life you once had. It all starts by checking for signs now or by accepting that you are experiencing it. Then, get the help that you need.