Feeling Burnt Out
Updated: Jan 18
Several reasons for feeling burnt out usually are in relation to work load and family life, the addition of a newborn, the bereaving of a loved one, loss of employment where there is prolonged stress, it leads to burnout. Sometimes individuals may think the feeling of stress is due to a difficult relationship or any other pressures in life. An emotional burnt out occurs when the roots of the problems are stemming from the dynamics within a dysfunctional family where the individual spend so much energy in trying to understand their environment, and to deal with the consequences. Take notice to those warning signs of ineffectiveness and lack of accomplishment, feelings of apathy and hopelessness, increased irritability and poor performance.
Feeling lonely or detached from their immediate community, while unable to build meaningful connections, however when someone feels burnt out they do not place much importance on those factors, infact they intend to isolate themselves even further, some hide behind their thoughts about how useless affection is. Often than not personal causes of burnout can be by working too much, without enough time for socialising or relaxing, taking on too many responsibilities, meeting too many deadlines or not getting enough sleep. The consequences of emotional and physical stress can ,and usually lead to chronic fatigue,insomnia,forgetfulness (or impaired concentration and attention)increased illness,loss of appetite,anxiety,depression or anger.
We live in an era of perfectionism and high demanding performances, deadline punching consequentially we neglect our very mental, social, emotional, physical or spiritual needs. Technology is running our lives on a daily basis, by being able to switch off those flickering screens and star to set boundaries and learn how to say "NO" more often, taking up regular physical exercise the energy level will be significantly improved.
Behind the strive for work integration kinda of culture there must be a balancing alignment between work competence and personal strengths, to do what makes you feel good, to listen to your internal narrative to make positive changes, to notice the things you are grateful for, this can help to avoid stress, reactive negatively, once you start to catastrophise everything feels very personal.
Prioritise your needs by building a sense of control over your life, making healthy decisions putting yourself first, and above all.
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