It happens to all of us – we take on too much, get stressed and then feel helpless. Whether it’s work, helping family and friends, or life’s unexpected stresses, a full plate can cause burnout.
Burnout is the state of physical, emotional and mental exhaustion leading from long-term and excessive stress. Feeling burned out can reduce your productivity and drain your energy. It can also affect your emotions so you feel resentful and hopeless. Burnout is more than just stress – feeling stressed turns to burnout when you feel like you no longer have any more to give.
Signs of burnout:
- Constant fatigue
- Loss of motivations
- Frequent illness/lowered immunity
- Isolating yourself from others
How can you beat burnout? Try the three R’s.
Recognize. Watch yourself for signs of burnout.
Reverse. Seek support from loved ones and manage your stress – it’s okay to ask for help!
Resilience. Take care of your physical and emotional health to strengthen your resolve for the long term.
It’s okay to put yourself first. Make sure you’re taking care of you!
Content by Lockton Dunning Benefits with info from https://www.helpguide.org/articles/stress/burnout-prevention-and-recovery.htm