Burn out is a feeling that effects your body and mind and makes it hard to get up in the morning. But it doesn't have to be something that you go through alone in fact a supportive system of friends and family along with a few lifestyle changes can make you feel better.
It's the feeling when you lose sight of hope and you don't know how else to continue. Maybe everything you once thought you were aiming for seems pointless and everything that made you happy no longer brings you joy.
You wake up miserable, defeated, hopeless, tired.
You are not alone and this post will bring awareness to the subtle and ignored signs of burn out while showing you just how you can combat it.
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What does burn out look like?
You struggle to finish task and as you do them you're plagued by feelings of negativity. Thoughts of why are you doing this and how you would rather be doing anything else bounce around your mind and settle.
Similar to when you need a lifestyle change, you lash out at the people around you when they ask for your assistance.
Sighs of hopelessness escape you as you have trouble envisioning an achievable, different set of circumstances.
You don't enjoy hanging out with friends as much as you once did. Possibly shutting yourself off to your loved ones and friends because you think that no one understands you
Prone to emotional outburst
The littelest things set you off and you have trouble regulating your emotions. After feeling angry, guilt or even shame may come because of how you initially reacted. What you may have viewed as minor is now enough to make you cry, or want to shut down for the day.
Being tired both mentally and physically are huge signals that something has to change.
Hitting 8 hours of sleep and still feeling groggy is a sign that your body is trying to tell you something. Obstacles are no longer a small stepping stone and you eventually begin to wonder why life is treating you in such a way