Edna St. Vincent Millay
Everyone wants to do their best, give their best, and be the best at their job or in their life, but it can come with a price. Burnout.
I came across an excellent article written by Adam Dachis on a website called lifehacker.com
He compiled this comprehensive list of the symptoms of burnout:
-A generally negative attitude, often paired with the feeling that nothing is going to work out.
-Inability to concentrate.
-General apathy toward work, chores, and other tasks.
-Feelings of stagnation.
-A lack of interest in social activities and being with others.
-Difficulty with healthy habits like exercise, diet, and regular sleep.
-Feeling like you're never doing enough.
-Neglecting your own needs (and putting the needs of others ahead of your own).
-Personal values and beliefs lose their importance.
-Feelings of inefficacy.
-Feelings of detachment from people and things you care about.
-Psychosomatic or real complaints, such as headaches, lingering colds,
and other issues with a cause that's difficult to identify.
-Denial of these feelings.
If you have some or all of these symptoms it is important to figure out why? Examine your life and see what things or thing is causing you the most frustration, grief, or anxiety. This will probably be the cause of the burnout.
I will write about ways to help with burnout tomorrow.