Burnout Symptoms: How to Recover

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Burnout can happen to anyone of us if we over do it.

There are times when we let responsibilities get in the way of our health and wellbeing.

We become stuck in survival mode.

Life becomes hopeless and bleak. Everyday is like living the same day over and over again. You start to feel more mechanical than human.

This happens when we start to put everything else first place except for ourselves.

This is an unnatural way to live life.

Life is best when things are in balance, when they not in balance we compromise our health, wealth, and happiness.

Have you been feeling mentally and physically exhausted lately? Do you dread having to the same thing all over again the next day? You could be burning yourself out and not know it.

Self-help check list:

  • I feel easily irritated with the people around me.
  • I don’t want to wake up in the morning and struggle with the fact that I have to face another day at work.
  • Sometimes I detach or zone out for short periods during the day.
  • I feel trapped and helpless. Like I have lost control of the situation.
  • When I come home from work, I have no motivation to do anything.
  • Abnormal sleep patterns and behaviors (Insomnia or Hypersomnia)
  • Excessive weight gain/weight loss.
  • I have unexplained health issues bad headaches, indigestion, back pain, etc.
  • I have been isolating myself, I don’t want to be around anyone.
  • I have been heavily using alcohol, drugs, and or prescriptions.
  • I am exhausted all the time.
  • I hate my job, I hate my life, and I hate everything.
  • Anything can trigger me and get me easily emotionally upset.
  • I feel numb from the inside out.
  • Lack of empathy and cynicism.
  • I have emotional highs and lows. Some days are worse than others.
  • I feel depressed.
  • Brain fog/ short term memory loss

Burnout recovery:

  • Have a self-care routine
  • Be willing to get support
  • Better diet/ nutrition
  • Abstain from alcohol/ drugs
  • Meditation
  • Practice more self-love
  • Change your surroundings. Take a walk-in nature
  • Relax your body with spa treatments
  • Sit in a quiet space to calm you mind and gather your thoughts
  • Studies have shown that exercise is the best treatment for burnout
  • Let it go of things that trigger you by journaling
Author: Anna Rose

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