Burnout is a a state of exhaustion and detachment caused by prolonged physical and emotional stress. It often builds up over a period of time and occurs when you've reached a point of overwhelm, exhaustion, and inability to cope with contant demands. As burnout continues it can impact all areas of your life including your career, your relationships, and your physical health.
Those struggling with burnout often feel disengaged and unmotivated by things that used to be a source of enjoyment or pride. If you’re struggling with stress or burnout, you may notice that you’re feeling more cynical or negative than you used to. You may notice that you’re finding it hard to engage and concentrate, or feel overwhelmed by things that used to come easy to you. If not addressed, burnout can leave you feeling increasingly hopeless, resentful, and incapable.
It's important to recognize symptoms of burnout before they begin to interfere with your daily life and the goals you have for your future.
How Therapy for Burnout Can Help You!
Therapy for burnout can help you find adaptive ways to manage your symptoms before they cause more serious problems in your work performance or relationships. A therapist skilled in helping identify, assess, and provide treatment for burnout can help you prioritize your goals and are create needed change in your life.
Consider Reaching Out for Support if You Notice Any of the Following:
- You feel like you’re doing everything right only to stay stuck in the same place
- You feel unmotivated or uninspired by things that used to matter to you
- The demands or expectations of your career are making it hard to focus on things that matter
- You feel disengaged from your career, your relationships, or your goals
- You feel overwhelmed by things that used to come easy to you
- You have a hard time relaxing, making decisions, or letting go of unrealistic expectations
- You have been more critical of yourself or others than you usually are
- Stress or burnout have led to negative changes in your eating, sleeping, or exercise routine
You don’t have to do this alone. Therapy can provide you with the support you need to move forward.
Therapy for burnout can help things feel more manageable so that you can get back to focusing on what matters most to you! Therapy can provide feedback, suggestions, and some new perspectives that can help you to put the pieces back together. Let's together to bring balance back to your life!