It is not surprising that people in businesses and other organisations struggle to avoid burnout. There are many causes for this. One of the most obvious causes of burnout is long working hours, which can lead to tiredness and exhaustion. The whole human body needs time to relax and rejuvenate after a long day’s work and the time spent in physical activity has become a thing of the past. Work has become mechanised and done at a pace faster than the pace of our lives.
In spite of this, we cannot deny that some people have managed to get through the working day despite being exhausted. These people must have found ways of reducing stress and avoiding burnout in their everyday lives. In order to reduce stress and remain at high levels of energy for a long period of time it is important to be aware of how to get help when you feel you are suffering from stress and fatigue Avoiding burnout.
The symptoms of stress and burnout are similar in many respects and can also lead to chronic fatigue. There are two main categories of symptoms that occur when one is experiencing burnout. The first category is that of symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). This is characterized by sudden intense and prolonged tiredness that can last for days or even weeks and can be brought about by anything such as physical exertion, difficult tasks, or extreme stress.
In the second category of symptoms of burnout, those that might feel like they come on suddenly are known as stress symptoms. These can include headaches, depression, anxiety, irritability, palpitations, sweating, nausea, and dizziness. As well as the above mentioned symptoms there are also many others including the feelings of change in bodily functions and memory loss.
If the symptoms of burnout that you experience are a result of stress, you can easily avoid burnout by adopting some of the simple lifestyle changes that will help to keep stress levels low and enable you to recover more quickly from any periods of stress. Getting regular exercise is a good way to reduce your stress levels and can help to prevent burnout. It can also help to maintain your health and so improve your physical well-being and reduce the risk of chronic fatigue. Taking part in regular ‘stress relief’ exercise classes such as yoga and Pilates can also help to keep stress levels low and prevent the onset of symptoms of burnout. If you are already suffering from any burnout, you should also consider trying these alternative therapies as a way of helping to control and manage the frequency and intensity of your attacks.
If you’re not already suffering from burnout but have noticed that symptoms of burnout seem to creep up when you’re at work, then identifying the factors that are causing you to become over-stressed is a great way to combat this. Work-life balance is something that is very important and often difficult to achieve especially if you feel that you are constantly under pressure from both your work and home life. Reducing stress is one great way to enhance your work-life balance and to ensure that you enjoy your time off. You should also consider reducing your stress levels through meditation or stress management techniques such as yoga to improve your overall health.