BURN OUT- WHATS IT? AND HOW TO AVOID IT.

Does stress ever leave you feeling run down and unmotivated? If the answer is yes, you may be experiencing burnout.

Burnout is the physical, emotional, and mental exhaustion caused by long-term workplace stress.

Causes
* being overworked
* not taking time for yourself
* being undermined or bullied
* repetitive exposure to negative emotions
* lack of social support from others 
* feeling like you’re not in control.

Symptoms?
Burnout can look different for everyone, but people tend to experience a range of physical, mental, and emotional symptoms. Here are some of the most common ones:
Physical
* Fatigue and trouble sleeping
* Headaches
* Heart palpitations
Emotional
* Negativity and cynicism
* Frustration
* Irritability
* A feeling of isolation
Mental
* Reduced productivity
* Anxiety
* Depression
* Poor concentration

How can you avoid burnout?
The good news is that there are things you can do to prevent burnout.

1. Prioritize yourself
2. Set boundaries at home and work
3. Move your body
4. Talk to someone you trust
5. Help create a calm and positive environment.

The constant demands of always-on life can take their toll. But remembering to slow down once in a while can help you avoid burnout. 

Have you ever suffered burnout? What are your thoughts?

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