If frequent anxiety has you feeling disappointed, powerless, and absolutely broken, you may be dealing with burnout. When you’re burned out, problems seem overwhelming, every little thing looks bleak, and it’s tough to muster up the energy to care– not to mention do something about your condition. The distress and isolation burnout causes can threaten your job, your relationships, and your health. But burnout can be healed. You can regain your equilibrium by reassessing top priorities, making time for yourself, and seeking support.
Dr. Ballard let us in on 10 signs you may be experiencing burnout:
A clear sign of burnout is when you feel tired all the time. Exhaustion can be emotional, mental or physical. It’s the sense of not having any energy, of being completely spent.
2. Lack of Motivation
When you don’t feel enthusiastic about anything anymore or you no longer have that internal motivation for your work, there’s a good chance you’re experiencing burnout. Other ways this manifests? It may be harder to get going in the morning and more difficult to drag yourself into work every day.
3. Frustration, Cynicism and Other Negative Emotions
You may feel like what you’re doing doesn’t matter that much anymore, or you may be disillusioned with everything. You might notice that you feel more generally pessimistic than you used to. While everybody experiences some negative emotions from time to time, it’s important to know when these are becoming unusual for you.