Sunday, November 25, 2018

7 Signs That You're Burning Out | Mental Health

Hello guys,

We live in a society where working hard and grinding is promoted so positively which is definitely a good thing and I do agree that it's important to set your goals at high importance. However, there is a fine line between a healthy mindset and the goals overwhelming you and overworking yourself to cause a burn out.
Lately I've been feeling like I've hit a point in my life where I've completely burnt out and have no energy whatsoever left to get back out of it. Usually, this is not like me at all, I have always had a lot on my plate but I manage to get back up after resting for a day. At this point I am counting down the days left till the end of term because I know the only way for me to gather my energy again is to take a few days rest and the calendar is already so full that I can't find those days. Anyhow, I don't want anyone to miss the signs like me and get to this point of burning out so here are the early signs you should look out for...

1. It takes you less than 5 minutes to fall asleep
Do you come home, get ready for bed and you don't even have to try, you shut your eyes and you're out! While taking long to fall asleep is a sign of insomnia, falling asleep too quickly isn't healthy either.

2. Mental Fatigue
You sleep enough but you mentally just don't feel with it. Constantly feeling weak and tired.

3. Always zoning out
Are you surrounded by a crowd but you find yourself always zoning out and thinking about the work related things you still have to do?

4. Struggling to look after yourself
You have no motivation to cook, eat and are more likely to fall into eating habits are not your usual self. Simple chores start to feel difficult and start piling up.

5. Working through a list
You're working through a list rather than wanting to get it done.

6. Immune System - getting ill frequently
Is your immune system giving up on you and you keep getting ill?

7. Isolation
You don't feel like socialising with anybody and you start to detach yourself from everyone.

These are just some of the signs and don't avoid them, do something about it before you're in my situation!


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