Feeling like your work life is getting the best of you? If so, you’re not alone. According to a study released in late 2022, more than half of American workers are experiencing at least moderate levels of burnout. But what exactly is work burnout? How do you know if you have it? And what should you do about it if you do?
What is work burnout?
Although not an official medical diagnosis, work burnout is a reaction to constant stressors at work that cause you to feel emotionally, mentally and physically exhausted and unhappy. Burnout may make you less productive, give you a reduced sense of accomplishment and even make you feel a loss of personal identity.
What are the signs of work burnout?
Coming home and feeling tired, stressed or angry on occasion does not constitute work burnout. But if you have these signs on a regular basis, it may be an indicator that you are experiencing work burnout:
What can you do if you think you’re experiencing work burnout?
Here are some tips to help you feel better and avoid continued burnout:
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