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Signs you're slipping into a burn-out

Signs you're slipping into a burn-out

More and more of us are working long hours and juggling childcare. High achieving professionals are particularly at risk of becoming stressed. Passionate about their careers, they’re so used to pushing themselves hard that they often miss the telltale signs that they’re heading for a burn-out. On the other hand, if your job doesn’t allow you to fulfil your potential, you might find yourself in bore-out. Either way, the signs and symptoms are very similar.


What is a burn-out?

A burn-out or bore-out is caused by high levels of long term stress. Someone suffering from burnout will be affected both in their professional and personal lives. It doesn’t happen overnight but as our stress levels rise, burn-out can creep up on us almost unnoticed. However, there are plenty of warning signs to look out for. The earlier you spot these issue, the easier it is to make changes in your life to address them.

The telltale signs of a burn-out

The warning signs of a burn-out fall into three main areas:

  • Fatigue and emotional exhaustion
  • Cynicism and detachment
  • Feelings of low self-esteem and ineffectiveness 

Fatigue and emotional exhaustion

Exhaustion can be both physical and mental. Persistent tiredness and a general lack of energy are amongst the earliest signs of burnout. In the later stages of burnout, you may feel so tired that you dread what each day might bring. This can be exacerbated by insomnia, which becomes more troublesome as the burnout gets worse.

A lack of focus, poor concentration and forgetfulness are also early warning signs. It’s important to nip these problems in the bud as if you ignore them, they will only become more difficult to address. Bach Flower Mix 83 has been formulated to help with professional exhaustion. It helps to boost concentration, overcome negative feelings and restore enthusiasm. 

Physical symptoms of burnout include:

  • Heart palpitations
  • Headaches 
  • Gastric issues
  • Dizziness
  • Loss of appetite
  • Fainting 

Your immune system may also be depleted, putting you at higher risk of illnesses such as colds and flu.

Emotional symptoms of burn-out include:

• Sadness, guilt, worthlessness and depression

In a fully-fledged burnout, these symptoms may become severe. People who are severely depressed should seek medical advice as soon as possible.

• Fear and anxiety

Symptoms of worry and tension may be mild at first but as burnout progresses, your anxiety levels may become so high that they severely impact your personal life as well as your productivity at work.

• Irritability

This anger may present as snappiness with others at first. Later, it can develop into serious arguments and outbursts of rage at work or home. 

Detachment and Cynicism

Pessimism and cynicism

The early signs of cynicism and pessimism are often simply a change from a "glass half full" point of view to a "glass-half-empty" outlook. At work, you may experience a feeling of “I’ve seen it all before and it’ll never work”. However, pessimism and negativity can soon extend to all areas of your life and you may feel you can no longer rely on anyone, even your family and friends.

Detachment and isolation

You may find yourself starting to feel a disconnection from your environment and others. Symptoms include not socialising, calling in sick more often and not replying to calls and emails. You may be leaving late or coming in early to avoid your colleagues. 

Signs of low self-esteem and ineffectiveness

Feelings of hopelessness and apathy

These symptoms overlap with the feelings of pessimism and depression described above. You might feel that nothing matters or that everything always goes wrong for you. Theses feelings sometimes worsen to the point of inertia and immobilisation. it then becomes difficult to make changes and move forward.

Anger

Increasing irritability often arises from feelings of low self-esteem and a sense that you’re no longer on top of your game. Mild irritability can affect relationships both at work and at home, while in the worst-case scenario, it could end your career and/or your relationship.

Poor performance and decreasing productivity

When you’re suffering from burn-out stress, you cannot be as productive as you should be. This can lead to projects not being completed on schedule and an overwhelming backlog of work soon builds up. It’s a vicious circle: even when working longer and longer hours, it seems that you’ll never get through it, however hard you try.

If you notice any of these symptoms appearing, take them seriously. Treat them as an early warning that you need to make some changes in your life to reduce the amount of stress. And if you’re not experiencing any of these signs, don't be complacent. Burnout can creep up unnoticed, especially when you’re driving yourself hard.

The sooner you take action the better. A few small changes may be all that’s needed and will avoid total burnout before it’s too late.

Created by Tom Vermeersch ()

Tom Vermeersch

Tom Vermeersch is a certified Psychologist and Bach flower expert with more than 30 years of experience.

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Signs you're slipping into a burn-out

Signs you're slipping into a burn-out
Signs you're slipping into a burn-out

More and more of us are working long hours and juggling childcare. High achieving professionals are particularly at risk of becoming stressed. Passionate about their careers, they’re so used to pushing themselves hard that they often miss the telltale signs that they’re heading for a burn-out. On the other hand, if your job doesn’t allow you to fulfil your potential, you might find yourself in bore-out. Either way, the signs and symptoms are very similar.

Bach flowers mix 83: Professional Exhaustion

Bach flowers mix  83 helps to:

  • Overcome negative moods 
  • Bring back vitality and zest for life 
  • Start the day fresh and enthusiastic 
  • Have a good self-esteem 
  • Not retreat but actively participate in life 
  • Be concentrated while doing your job
Discover how Bach flowers mix 83 can help you

What is a burn-out?

A burn-out or bore-out is caused by high levels of long term stress. Someone suffering from burnout will be affected both in their professional and personal lives. It doesn’t happen overnight but as our stress levels rise, burn-out can creep up on us almost unnoticed. However, there are plenty of warning signs to look out for. The earlier you spot these issue, the easier it is to make changes in your life to address them.

The telltale signs of a burn-out

The warning signs of a burn-out fall into three main areas:

  • Fatigue and emotional exhaustion
  • Cynicism and detachment
  • Feelings of low self-esteem and ineffectiveness 

Fatigue and emotional exhaustion

Exhaustion can be both physical and mental. Persistent tiredness and a general lack of energy are amongst the earliest signs of burnout. In the later stages of burnout, you may feel so tired that you dread what each day might bring. This can be exacerbated by insomnia, which becomes more troublesome as the burnout gets worse.

A lack of focus, poor concentration and forgetfulness are also early warning signs. It’s important to nip these problems in the bud as if you ignore them, they will only become more difficult to address. Bach Flower Mix 83 has been formulated to help with professional exhaustion. It helps to boost concentration, overcome negative feelings and restore enthusiasm. 

Physical symptoms of burnout include:

  • Heart palpitations
  • Headaches 
  • Gastric issues
  • Dizziness
  • Loss of appetite
  • Fainting 

Your immune system may also be depleted, putting you at higher risk of illnesses such as colds and flu.

Emotional symptoms of burn-out include:

• Sadness, guilt, worthlessness and depression

In a fully-fledged burnout, these symptoms may become severe. People who are severely depressed should seek medical advice as soon as possible.

• Fear and anxiety

Symptoms of worry and tension may be mild at first but as burnout progresses, your anxiety levels may become so high that they severely impact your personal life as well as your productivity at work.

• Irritability

This anger may present as snappiness with others at first. Later, it can develop into serious arguments and outbursts of rage at work or home. 

Detachment and Cynicism

Pessimism and cynicism

The early signs of cynicism and pessimism are often simply a change from a "glass half full" point of view to a "glass-half-empty" outlook. At work, you may experience a feeling of “I’ve seen it all before and it’ll never work”. However, pessimism and negativity can soon extend to all areas of your life and you may feel you can no longer rely on anyone, even your family and friends.

Detachment and isolation

You may find yourself starting to feel a disconnection from your environment and others. Symptoms include not socialising, calling in sick more often and not replying to calls and emails. You may be leaving late or coming in early to avoid your colleagues. 

Signs of low self-esteem and ineffectiveness

Feelings of hopelessness and apathy

These symptoms overlap with the feelings of pessimism and depression described above. You might feel that nothing matters or that everything always goes wrong for you. Theses feelings sometimes worsen to the point of inertia and immobilisation. it then becomes difficult to make changes and move forward.

Anger

Increasing irritability often arises from feelings of low self-esteem and a sense that you’re no longer on top of your game. Mild irritability can affect relationships both at work and at home, while in the worst-case scenario, it could end your career and/or your relationship.

Poor performance and decreasing productivity

When you’re suffering from burn-out stress, you cannot be as productive as you should be. This can lead to projects not being completed on schedule and an overwhelming backlog of work soon builds up. It’s a vicious circle: even when working longer and longer hours, it seems that you’ll never get through it, however hard you try.

If you notice any of these symptoms appearing, take them seriously. Treat them as an early warning that you need to make some changes in your life to reduce the amount of stress. And if you’re not experiencing any of these signs, don't be complacent. Burnout can creep up unnoticed, especially when you’re driving yourself hard.

The sooner you take action the better. A few small changes may be all that’s needed and will avoid total burnout before it’s too late.


Marie Pure

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Can you accept things you can't change Take our quiz!

Can you accept things you can't change? Take our quiz!

Your relationship ends, or you lose your job, and you get stuck in a rut of negative thoughts and suffering. How good are you at letting go of grudges and accepting that some things are beyond your control? Take our quiz to find out!

Read the complete article

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Children's imaginations know no limits and their dreams are a mix of hopes and fantasies, the real and the magical, the impossible and the achievable.

Read the complete article

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I don't want to!

Motivation can be somewhat elusive - some days, you just can't seem to make yourself do the stuff you don't want to. But putting things off just leads to stress, frustration and a sense of guilt.

Read the complete article

Letting go A guide for survivors

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Facing the loss of a family member or close friend is probably one of the most difficult challenges that life throws at us. When we've lost a partner, parent, brother or sister, we're likely to experience intense grief.

Read the complete article

Why you're not the best

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What are your aims in life? Do you plan to be rich, to be a top footballer, to be a good parent, or to become Prime Minister? However efficiently you plan your life, sooner or later you are going to come up against obstacles to achieving your goals.

Read the complete article

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