Burnout is the mental state that supplements exhaustion, both physically and mentally. It is that line of the road where you feel ‘exhausted’ and worn out by the constant pressure. As some assume, burnout is not limited to just your career when you are scraping the bottom of the ‘career prospective’ barrel, completely tired of investing in a dead-end job. Burnout can happen in your friendships and family.
Stressful situations when replayed time and again tires the mind and soul- Caring for a sick family member, having the constant negative news played on your screens on repeat all day long, kids getting on your nerves…no one is immune to it. Some find escapes to forget and channelize their angst, but rest assured it is very much alive.
Keep in mind that burnout does not just go away if left to itself. It can lead to mental health issues, diabetes, heart issues and much more if you don’t bat an eye.
A burnout is surprisingly not easy to spot. It happens over time and not on one fine day where your mind feels like spicing things up a bit. Rather than having to wait for the event to happen, we have compiled some ways in which you can be triggered upon onset of said burnout and how focusing on your health and wellness will give you the tools to recover and find joy.
Signs Of Possible Burnout
if you are feeling emotionally drained and find yourself occupied in your thoughts constantly, then chances are you may be feeling burned out. Other physical discomforts include loss of appetite, trouble sleeping, headaches, stomach ache, cold sweats and so on.
You find yourself cowering away from social settings- meetups with family, colleagues, co-workers and friends now seem like a chore that you would rather not do.
You are extremely irritable and the most minor of inconveniences rattle you to your core. You don’t have a sound control of your emotions and lash out even for insignificant issues.
If you feel yourself ticking one or more of the above mentioned signs then chances are you are nearing burnout. First things first, you require you to distance yourself from stressful situations and allow your mind to heal. Practicing mindfulness and a much needed hiatus is the need of the hour. Further, the importance of health and wellness coupled with healthy eating is essential. Last but not least, working out and exercising is the sure-fire way to get the better of your nerves- ‘If you keep moving, your troubles won’t be able to keep up.’