We don’t talk often about burnout and stress.

It’s just not a topic that pops up naturally, and we’re afraid about what happens if someone gets to know that things are hard.

And you were once proud of your hard work and achievements, but lately, tasks have started to pile up.

The possibility of working from home doesn’t provide relief as now you feel that you can spend the whole night working, and that still won’t be enough to catch up on pilled-up work. People count on you, and there are so many decisions to make and things to deliver, and the pressure is enormous.

 

You began to worry that you perhaps lost what it takes to do the job. And it hurts, especially that you sacrificed so much to be where you are now career-wise, and you liked what you do! 

  

You are trying to make sure everything goes well, but it’s overwhelming. You feel irritable, and that influences your relationship with colleagues and your family. Perhaps your significant other stopped proposing any activities as they know it’s pointless, as you always decline. 

 

 

And you don’t know who to talk to as you are afraid to look as if you ‘cannot handle the pressure.’ 

 

It feels lonely.  

 

So you try to carry on as long as possible, hoping to find a solution somehow. 

 

 

Sounds familiar?

 

 

You are not alone. Burnout touches a significant number of people in high-impact jobs, as well as caregivers (they rarely mention that because of the fear of judgment) and people working in environments that are not optimized.

 

 

It’s crucial that you talk about your feelings because if you burn out, it may take up to two years to recover.

 

You cannot operate on burnout.

 

Symptoms of burnout may include:

  • Emotional and physical exhaustion
  • Worrying and trouble sleeping
  • Feeling of incompetence
  • Cynism towards your work or profession
  • Feeling stuck and trapped, with no way out
  • Reaching out for alcohol or cigarettes more often

It’s vital to manage your reaction to stress so that you can feel alive again.

And figure out sustainable ways of functioning and achieving your goal that you are happy with yourself. 

Not to mention normal, healthy habits and relations with other people.

You can feel positive and fulfilled again.

Also, there are psychologists specializing in stress management and burnout recovery, and a conversation with them may be life-changing for you.

If you prefer to talk to a coach, I invite you to send me a message or schedule a confidential conversation during which I will be happy to answer any questions you may have about stress and burnout. You may book it here:

I encourage you to schedule a check-up with a physician – they are there to help, and it’s good to have regular checkups anyway. They will guide you on what to do next, and it’s worth to listen – they talk to people like you very often.

However you are feeling now, realize that you can change how you feel and function. It’s not easy to reach out and talk to someone, but it’s a good decision.  

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