Explainer: What are the symptoms of 'burn-out' and what to do about it?

Explainer: What are the symptoms of 'burn-out' and what to do about it?

Recently, the World Health Organization (WHO) considered “burn-out” as a medical condition. KAMI brings you the symptoms and the things you can do if you are burning out!

In a report by the GMA News Online, burn-out has been defined as a “syndrome conceptualized as resulting from chronic workplace stress that has not been successfully managed.”

WHO said that burn-out refers to a phenomena in the occupational context and it should not be applied to describe experiences in other areas of life.

Here are the signs that you are feeling burn-out, as reported by Psychology Today:

Physical and emotional exhaustion

  • Chronic fatigue
  • Insomnia
  • Forgetfulness
  • Chest pains
  • Weak immune system
  • Loss of appetite
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Anger

Cynicism and detachment

  • Loss of enjoyment
  • Pessimism
  • Isolation
  • Detachment

Ineffectiveness and lack of accomplishment

  • Feeling of hopelessness
  • Increased irritability
  • Lack of productivity
  • Poor performance at work

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What can you do when you are burning out? Here are some tips, as reported by the Forbes:

  • Take relaxation seriously
  • Cultivate a rich non-work life
  • Take some time off from social media and/or communication technology
  • Get enough sleep
  • Organize your things
  • Stay attuned and seek professional help if needed
  • Assess yourself, including internal and external factors
  • Improve your communication and talk things out with those concerned (e.g. HR manager)

Disclaimer: For Educational and Informational Purposes Only. Before starting any new routine or program, please check with your doctor or seek any professional health. We are NOT doctors, psychologists, psychiatrists, nutritionists or registered dietitians. We do not claim to help cure any condition or disease.

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