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Nov 29, 2016 01:11 PM EST

Tell Tale Signs you’re Burning Out And What You Can Do About it

Signs you're burning out
It's hard to avoid feeling overwhelmed with job-related stress when you're working, but you have to watch out for some signs that tell when you're already burning out, and here are those signs you should watch out for.
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Many millennials are experiencing job burnout and that's not a very rare case. Even if you have so much passion about your job, even if you have all the motivation in the world, you can still experience burning out. In fact, according to a recent research by the American Psychological Association and the National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago, more and more people have been suffering from stress over the past few years, and more people feel overwhelmed by their work.

It's only imperative for you to recognize the warning signs that tell you you're burning out so you'll know when it's time to do something about it.

  •  Health issues. When you experience burnout, your mental and physical health are both going to be affected. You could get sick a lot, suffer from headaches, back pains or depression. These things are serious and that means that you should already do something about how you approach work before it takes a toll on your health.
  •  Your work and personal relationships suffer. When you feel overwhelmed with work and feel the stress creeping into your whole being, it will affect the way you interact with other people. You become easily angered and irritated and that could ruin your relationships even with the people that are close to you.
  •  You take your work home with you. When you find it hard to sleep at night because your thoughts are filled with nothing but work, then that's a sure sign you feel burnt out.
  •  You're losing motivation. When you begin to feel burnout, you'll start losing your motivation and the drive to be at your best at work. You may still comply with the tasks and your responsibilities but you are not your old, enthusiastic self anymore.

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