What is burnout?
Though burnout may feel like depression, burnout is specifically related to work. In burnout, you may consistently feel exhausted, overwhelmed and swamped at work, or ironically bored and underused at your job. Interestingly, burnout is not always related to working too hard. Burnout may manifest because you are doing the wrong work, work that doesn’t utilize your unique abilities or doing work unrelated to your passion.
The World Health Organization, describes burnout as –
- A sense of exhaustion or depletion
- Mental distance from or negativity or cynicism about work
- Decreased effectiveness at work
Burnout may show physical signs:
- Chest pain
- Increased illness
- Heart palpitations
- Shortness of breath
- Dizziness or fainting
- Gastrointestinal pain
Beating burnout takes active work. What is causing your burnout? What can you change? What changes will permanently heal you from burnout and prevent it from surfacing again?
Beating Burnout is the theme of my new Career Coaching Group which begins
Tuesday, March 22nd, 4 PM CT, I am launching a Career Coaching Group of 8-10 people that will examine burnout and its relationship to career fit, its causes and cures. The cohort will meet weekly for 6 weeks, and then reevaluate to continue further. We will answer these questions,
“Why am I in burnout? How can I find joy and satisfaction in my work life?”
If a Career Coaching Group sounds like the answer to your burnout, sign up for a phone call with me to find out more.
I look forward to talking with you,