- You’re exhausted all the time. Even after a good night’s sleep, you wake up feeling tired and drained. You may also find it difficult to focus and concentrate.
- You’re irritable and cynical. You’re more likely to snap at people and lose your patience. You may also have a negative outlook on life and work.
- You’re withdrawing from social activities. You’re no longer interested in spending time with friends and family, or doing things that you used to enjoy.
- You’re neglecting your health. You may be skipping meals, not exercising, or sleeping less than usual.
Here are some tips for preventing and recovering from burnout:
- Set realistic expectations for yourself. Don’t try to do too much at once, and be willing to say no to new commitments.
- Take breaks throughout the day. Get up and move around, or step outside for some fresh air.
- Make time for activities that you enjoy. This could include spending time with loved ones, pursuing hobbies, or simply relaxing.
- Take care of your physical health. Eat a healthy diet, exercise regularly, and get enough sleep.
- Seek professional help if needed. A therapist can help you to identify and address the root causes of your burnout, and develop coping mechanisms.