It’s hard to glow from the inside out when you’re burnt to a crisp. The World Health Organization has included burnout in the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11) as an occupational phenomenon, which means you’re alone in combating workplace stress.
But while burnout is common, it looks different for everyone. Learning the signs and symptoms to watch out for is key to preventing the onset of myriad health issues that can occur if burnout is left untreated. According to the CDC, symptoms of burnout include:
- Feeling irritation, anger or in denial
- Feeling uncertain, nervous or anxious
- Lacking motivation
- Feeling tired, overwhelmed, or burned out
- Feeling sad or depressed
- Having trouble sleeping
- Having trouble concentrating
Many people think that burnout is a quick fix. If you quit your job or get a new one, the burnout symptoms you were seeing will just go away, right? Wrong! Even after you escape a toxic work environment, you can still suffer from burnout if you continue to have an unhealthy relationship to work. So don’t wait until your flame has gone out to reignite your fire!
If you’ve been missing your sparkle lately, take a moment now to identify what lights you up, play to your unique strengths, and do more of what makes you shine as a daily practice.
Not sure where to begin to reclaim your spark? Sign up for a Swagger Sesh to gain access to a thought partner who can deliver some accountability and guidance to help you break the burnout cycle!