How To Deal With Work Burnout : Important Advice That Will Help You Before It's Too Late

Work burnout is very important to deal with. A toxic work environment can be difficult to deal with. Recognizing your symptoms at an early stage can help before it's too late. Get into “action mode” to deal with burnout right away.

Work burnout is difficult to deal with. It is an experience that everyone has once in a lifetime. This exhaustion can take over you and cause stress. Learning how to recognize burnout is very important. It helps you keep track of your work productivity. Exhaustion and inefficiency are interrelated to each other. This pandemic, many of us are working from home. It is important to maintain a healthy professional and personal balance. If you are tired of your work, it's important to take action. Ensure that you take necessary measures before it gets too late. If left untreated, this work burnout can lead to many health problems affecting your mental aspect and physical aspect. 

Adrenal fatigue and work burnout 

Chronic stress can lead to a problem of burnout at work. We all go through stress in our day-to-day life. It is very normal. But how we deal with stress or cope up with stress is very important. When you are going through stress, there is a hormone secreted called “stress hormone: or cortisol. This hormone helps you deal with stress. If you have been suffering from chronic stress, your stress hormone or cortisol might give up. This will lead to fatigue and exhaustion making you more tired or burned out at work.

Dealing with stress and burn out at work

It is important to recognize that you are dealing with stress. If you are unable to cope up with stress, it will be very difficult to do your work. Every person has some stress while working. It might be meeting deadlines or targets. Work is very important and it should be given top priority. You need to take care of the environment that you are working for. The organization and team are very important for those who are working. During the period of stress, you might experience a “fight” or “flight” response. This response has two aspects:

Fight response means either you will face the stress, handle it in a positive way and deliver your best  Flight response where you want to run away from stress and avoid it

If you are positive in life and motivated, you will choose the “fight” response which will help boost your productivity. 

COVID19 setback that has led to work burnout 

COVID19 has put pressure on all employees and workers. It is important to adapt to the new system of work from home. The strategy should be built to work on productivity. High levels of psychological stress at some point during the period of social distancing can hamper mental health. In order to fulfill successful work life, you should know how to identify the work pressures, stress and learn to cope up with them. 

Learn how to recognize burnout 

Awareness is very important among the employees so that they can identify the work burnout at the correct stage. Individual stress levels should be noted and dealt with at the correct time before it hampers the mental health condition of an employee. 

Signs and symptoms of work burnout 

Some signs and symptoms of work burnout are as follows. 

Exhaustion  Tiredness mentally and physically  Negativity towards work Fatigue  Mental distress  Overcrowded thoughts  Underestimating yourself  Inefficiency  Low work productivity  Feeling irritable at work  Getting angry at petty things with colleagues  Detached and sitting at the corner  Less involvement at the workplace  Low morale 

 An important tip to deal with work burnout 

Taking out time for yourself is very important

Self-care and self-love are very essential. It is important to focus on yourself in terms of your needs like eating, a healthy lifestyle, and exercise. Self-care is very important. It defines your personality. It's important how much value you add to your life. Many people talk about burnout at work, but there are still misconceptions related to it. This goes beyond feeling emotional and mentally exhausted.  Taking time for yourself will give a break from work. This will make you feel happy and motivated.

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Dr. Rati Parwani

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