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It seems like burnout occurs more and more often. Burnout is generally a mental illness which is characterized by a fatigue caused at work. However, a burnout can have several other causes. For example, a social burnout might be caused by social issues.
In this article we list the burnout symptoms and also help you in looking for treatment for burnout symptoms. Also make sure to take the free burnout test at the end of the article, to test to what extent burnout symptoms are present in you.
Burnout is generally characterized by an overwhelming feeling of fatigue and exhaustion. You feel like you have pushed your mind and body too much for too long, so that you are now fatigued all the time. You also worry a lot. Mostly about things like: ‘What could I have done better?’ or ‘What should I still do?’. Because you worry so much, you also have issues sleeping. You find it difficult to fall asleep or wake up very often during the night. This, of course, is not god for your fatigue, either.
Except for this overwhelming feeling, you will also notice that you are less nice toward other people when they ask you something. You snap more often and you also experience more crying fits. Because your brain is constantly exhausted, you also forget more things and you will find it difficult to pay attention to your work or other tasks for extended periods of time.
Some people with burnout symptoms go to a doctor to get sick leave for some time. In many cases this is not enough, though. Your burnout was namely caused by having learned poor habits, which caused you to become fatigued and exhausted. That is why many people relapse as soon as they start working again.
What can you do about this? You can follow the treatment which helps you to change poor habits, which cause your burnout symptoms to persist, into new habits, which help you to get rid of burnout symptoms.
15 Minutes 4 Me developed an online self-help program which helps you create these new habits at the hand of therapeutic techniques.
Do you want to know to what extent burnout symptoms are present in you? Then take the free burnout test here!