Are you continuously tired? Do you feel like your energy is constantly depleted? Are you feeling dissatisfied at work and finding it difficult to motivate yourself? Or, more simply, do you want to get back home and turn off as soon as possible?
If you frequently feel any of the aforementioned emotions, you may be suffering from burnout. It is a gradual process that creeps up on you, but the results can be irreversible. As a result, the time has come to pause, analyse, shake it off, and regain control.
Many people assume that burnout is caused by the stress and expectations of our jobs. Job burnout exists, but it is not the primary cause. We often believe that taking a break from work will help us recover from burnout.
It’s possible that it’ll be beneficial. Other, less visible aspects to consider include unresolved emotions, the inappropriate connections, and misplaced interest. It then becomes more emotional and spiritual, and taking a break from work is not a remedy in such instances.
According to a recent Cigna study, 92% of people surveyed in the UAE have at least one burnout symptom, compared to 90% globally. 76 percent report feeling drained or fatigued as a leading sign of burnout, while over 89 percent describe being “always on” at work. According to the report, stress was higher in the UAE than elsewhere, with 91% feeling anxious due to concerns about managing personal finances and rising inflation.
The signs and symptoms of burnout are mild at first but worsen over time. It is not something to be taken lightly.
Pushing through the tiredness and carrying on as you have will only create more emotional and physical harm. The greatest option is to change course, which can be accomplished by understanding how to overcome burnout and feel healthy and joyful again.