Getting a job and going to work every day is necessary if you want to make a living for yourself. That being said, if you’re not careful, or you don’t take the necessary steps to separate your work and home life and care for your mental health, it could lead to “burn out.”
Burn out is when you start to feel exhausted and uninterested in your job, which can ultimately lead to poor performance. In part one of this series, we will take a look at a few of the most common signs of burn out so that you will recognize them before it’s too late.
It is becoming more and more common for individuals to feel burnt out in the workplace, and if you’re feeling stressed and unmotivated, then Long Island Counseling is here to help! We are proud to offer individual counseling services that will provide you with the tools and support you need to overcome burn out and start living a more fulfilled life. Learn more on our website, and give us a call to schedule an appointment!
Lack of Motivation
One of the most telltale signs of burn out is feeling unmotivated by any part of your job. When you first started working for your current employer, you probably felt excited to get started and learn new things about the company. If your excitement and motivation have dropped significantly in the time you’ve been working there, it could be a sign that you have burn out. A decrease in motivation over time is normal, but it shouldn’t be so much so where you go to work and don’t get anything done in a day, or even fail to show up to work at all.
You Feel Exhausted
We’ve all had those mornings where we wake up feeling more tired than when we went to bed, or we fell asleep too late, leaving us feeling groggy and worn out the next day. Nobody gets the perfect night’s sleep every single night, and there are sure to be days where you feel more tired than others.
However, if you wake up every single day feeling completely worn out and exhausted, making it difficult for you to get anything done, then it could leave you feeling completely spent, which will add to your lack of motivation. Feeling exhausted can be emotionally, physically, and mentally draining, and it’s just one of the many signs of burn out.
Being Preoccupied With Work All the Time
We will let you in on a secret — one of the best ways to avoid burn out with your job is to establish separate work and home lives. Unfortunately, most Americans live their lives today with the idea that in order to succeed, you have to eat, breathe, and sleep with work on the mind. If you give yourself time to take a break from work, you’ll be in a better position to feel motivated and focused as soon as you walk through the doors the next morning. However, if you find yourself constantly thinking about work or trying to get more done when you’re off the clock, you will soon start to feel the symptoms of burn out.
Want to Learn More?
If you feel like you’re starting to feel the symptoms of burn out, then Long Island Counseling is here to help. Our individual counseling services can provide you with the support and resources you need to lead a successful life, both at and outside of your job. Call today to learn more, and keep an eye out for part two!