Having one too many bad days at work? You’re burning out!
What is Burnout?
A state of being in prolonged stress resulting in:
Feelings of bleakness
Feelings of helplessness
Hallmarks: Mental, physical and emotional exhaustion
Burnout leaves you feeling psychologically drained
Workplace burnout is the most common type
You are not alone:
Of the 196,904,000 working Americans
61% feel burned out at their jobs
29% feel tired all the time
26% struggle with insomnia
18% experience weight gain
15% deal with depression
You might be on the Burnout Train if you…
Have become overly cynical or critical
Often force yourself to get on top of your tasks
Consistently have to motivate yourself to go to work
Are short-fused with colleagues, clients or customers
Drastically change your eating and drinking habits
Have a hard time being thankful for your job
You may be heading for the Burnout Express if…
…you constantly take actions at work that clash with your personality or beliefs
…carrying out daily tasks or responsibilities feels mundane
…job roles or responsibilities have no clear boundaries
…your expectations are way too high (unrealistic goals destroy your self-esteem when you fall short)
…work environment is caustic or unsupportive
…workload significantly outweighs paycheck
…there are too many tasks vs too little time
…underappreciation is a nagging concern
…you hate your job but can’t quit it
…your home life is tumultuous
Professionals in helping fields such as healthcare, counseling or teaching are more prone to burning out.
Least Stressful Places to Live
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Most Stressful Places to Live
The United States ranks 54th in the world for stress levels
Who is Affected by Burnout?
Burnout effects are felt at all levels:
69% mid-level management (supervisors,team leads,managers)
61% entry level professionals
58% technical staff
43% senior management
Burnout Rates by Generation and Gender
Who feels burned out at their current jobs?
76% Older, more experienced people
Who is more affected by stress at work?
34% Women / 27% Men
Occupations With the Highest Burnout Rates
There is a strong link between burnout and depression; 90% of workers with full-blown burnout meet diagnostic criteria for depression.
Boarding the Burnout Bus
Burnout impacts your professional and personal life
Short Term Effects:
Impacts productivity levels
Absenteeism at work
Commitment to work is minimal
Job satisfaction is impacted
Long Term Effects
Deterioration in health
Negatively impacts relationships
Burnout creeps up on you—you usually don’t see it until it’s too late!
To leave the Burnout Depot:
Deliberately seek a work-life balance
Strive to work smart
Hone your time management skills
Utilize organizing tools-tons out there!
Prioritize & outline your tasks
Kick your heels up, take vacations!!
Take breaks from social media
Delegate tasks when you can
Make positivity your mantra
Envision a future better you
Seek a better job fit
Rethink your personal goals
Exercise as often as possible
Engage in workplace relaxation activities
Maintain a loving and supportive support network
Burnout is not a permanent condition―you can it beat by deliberate and simple lifestyle changes!