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Four Important Signs Of Work Burnout

When it comes to dealing with stress while on the job, it’s important to know the difference between what’s normal stress and what’s a sign of work burnout. A larger problem can unfortunately result in what’s commonly referred to as burnout, which the World Health Organization generally defines as a “syndrome conceptualized as resulting from chronic workplace stress that has not been successfully managed…”

Thankfully, there are a few different ways to identify signs of work burnout so that you can take the necessary steps to help relieve the issues and get everything back on track to make yourself as comfortable and stress-free as possible.

Monitor Performance

Perhaps one of the most important signs of work burnout is when you begin to notice that your overall performance is beginning to suffer. This can involve your general disinterest in performing even the simplest of daily tasks, which can lead to poor performance due to you just not caring enough to want to do anything well. If you find yourself simply not caring about simple aspects of your job, this should be treated as a sign that you have a rather significant burnout issue to deal with.

Physical Symptoms

On top of dealing with an emotional change associated with work burnout, you find yourself dealing with some sort of physical ailment as well. For instance, if you find yourself suffering from an issue such as chest pains, headaches, shortness of breath, fainting, dizziness, gastrointestinal pain, heart palpitations, headaches, or more, this could mean that one of these issues could be the physical cause of your burnout issue.

Lack of Interest

Another common work burnout sign involves a lack of enthusiasm or interest regarding anything involving your job. This could include any projects that you had been excited about working on potentially no longer providing you with the same amount of excitement and satisfaction, even if everything involving the projects end up becoming successful. Even worse is the fact that this type of burnout sign can also possibly lead to depression – in which case, you should consider speaking to either your doctor or a licensed mental health professional for more help.

Completing the Bare Minimum

Work burnout can also make itself seen as a result of you no longer wanting to put in any amount of effort while on the job. Simply put, you no longer seem to care as much about your job as you had before. You’re more interested in just going to work and completing the tasks you have in front of you, but not putting too much effort into doing so, choosing to instead complete only the bare minimum that’s required.

These are a few of the many different signs of work burnout that you should always keep an eye out for. If you feel that this is something that you are experiencing, don’t hesitate to have a conversation with your employer to see what types of changes can be made to reduce the amount of stress that you are experiencing so that your daily work life isn’t impacting your physical or mental health.

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