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Warning: Major Signs of Burnout that Should Not be Missed and How to Prevent It

Mommy burnout, work burnout, entrepreneur burnout.

It’s everywhere and the signs of burnout can happen with anyone.

It’s that feeling you get when it seems like you are doing the same thing over and over, day in and day out.

It makes you want to tear your hair out.

It makes you feel almost insane. 

The term, burnout, means becoming emotionally and mentally exhausted by prolonged and excessive amounts of stress that leaves you feeling overwhelmed.

And then dealing with this too long can actually make it turn into physical exhaustion.

Lets dive in deep into the scientific-based signs of burnout and how you can do things differently in order to prevent it from ever happening.

Women dealing with the signs of burnout

Emotional Signs of Burnout

Behavioral Signs of Burnout

Physical Signs of Burnout

How to Prevent Burnout

1. Schedule me time

To prevent the signs of burnout, you have to make your “me” time a priority. 

It’s time to stop feeling guilty about making yourself happy.

Self-care is where it’s at.

Put in the effort to schedule a date in your calendar every week for something that you love doing.

2. Change your surroundings

You can do this by picking up a new hobby, scheduling a mini-vacation, or just visiting a friend or family member that is out of town.

Either way, switching it up will help you prevent burnout.

3. Rethink your priorities

First, set boundaries by figuring out what is the most that you can do before you reach your breaking point.

Then, you want to think about what is the most important to you.

Also, what are the things that are not as important to you?

Maybe, that unimportant thing is the thing that you need to let go of.

Maybe there is a job or learning program that you have devoted so much energy to but you are not getting the most out of it.

I find it helpful to write the pros and cons of letting go of one of my responsibilities that is causing me so much stress.

4. Make mindfulness a thing

Make mindfulness a thing, by making it a habit to do deep breathing exercises and meditation. 

Even if it’s just for a few minutes a day. 

Another way that I love incorporating mindfulness is by using Inner Talk subliminals.

By listening to the pre-recorded audio materials, I have been able to clear my mind by influencing my subconscious to change the way I feel about myself at the moment.

You can read all about how to use Inner Talk subliminals here.

You can also make mindfulness a thing by changing the way you look at things. 

Ask yourself, if the way you are thinking about your situation is actually helping you? 

How can you change how you look at your situation so that you can feel better about it?

5. Get support from others

Reach out to the people that put a smile on your face.

Get in touch with the people that help melt away your worries and your concerns. 

If possible, you can also see if the people that are close to you can help take some of the burdens off of your shoulders by helping you with one of your responsibilities. 

If you dont have anyone that will help you melt away your worries, start building a new social circle by making new friends.

References

Bhandari, S. (2019). Retrieved from https://www.webmd.com/balance/ss/slideshow-signs-burnout

Heinemann, L. & Heinemann, T. (2017). Burnout research: Emergence and scientific investigation of a contested diagnosis. Retrieved from https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/2158244017697154

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