Signs You're Burnout and Need Healing from Work

Signs You’re Burnout and Need Healing from Work

Fatigue after work is common for everyone. However, fatigue that is experienced continuously and has a negative impact on job performance can be dangerous. This fatigue is called burnout .

Some people take burnout lightly . And if it happens continuously, a person’s mental health can be disrupted. Doing daily activities is not optimal.

One way to overcome burnout is by healing . What is healing ? What activities can be done while healing ?

This article will review the signs of burnout and how to heal to get rid of burnout. Check out the review below!

Definition of Burnout and Healing

Burnout

Burnout is a feeling of being physically, emotionally, and mentally overwhelmed by the situation at hand. Burnout can be caused by fatigue from work or study that is forced continuously.

Healing

Healing is an English term that refers to healing. Healing can mean physical healing and/or mental/emotional healing. Healing does not mean the answer to all mental problems. Healing can be done as a way other than therapy in psychology and mindfulness .

Signs Someone is Burnout and Needs Healing from Work

1. Easily Emotional and Offended

You may not be aware of this sign. However, when people around you start telling you that you get angry easily for no reason, it’s a sign that you need to stop for a moment to think about it.

2. Decreased Self-Confidence (Insecure)

When you burnout , chances are you are not performing well at work. Criticism from colleagues and superiors will often come. When you are tired and get bad comments, your self-confidence can decrease.

Even when you look good, burnout can cause cynical thoughts to arise about your own work. You will feel dissatisfied with the results of your work and self-performance.

3. Easily Tired and Difficult to Concentrate

Are you tired and frustrated because you keep feeling tired? That’s a sign you’re burnout . You feel the work is endless even though before you feel enjoy living it.

Because you feel tired, you choose to divert your mind to other less productive activities. Easily distracted, lose focus, and engage in non-essential activities are also signs of burnout . This usually happens not just once, but has become a pattern that you often do, consciously or unconsciously.

4. Feeling like you don’t want to do anything

During burnout , you will feel very tired, even just doing simple activities such as taking a shower or cleaning the room. Just wanting to get out of bed was very hard.

You feel like you don’t have any energy. This is due to the accumulated fatigue without rest so your body sends a signal that it wants to rest more. Don’t think yourself lazy, okay… Just listen to your body and take a break. If you can only do light activities or want to take a complete break from work, go for it!

5. Decreased Appetite and Enthusiasm

When you feel excessively tired, your mind can ignore hunger signals. That’s why when you’re overwhelmed, you just panic and can’t feel what your body really needs.

The spirit that you usually have is also instantly lost. Burnout can cancel all planned activities because of the lack of enthusiasm to do something.

6. Lost Work Motivation

Motivation to work can be lost when you burnout. It’s because you’ve been doing repetitive work that at one point, you feel really bored.

Try to do work with a different method than what you usually do. Set the layout and decoration of the desk. Making small changes can help you feel new so you can get out of the boredom phase.

7. Often Sick

Because you are tired and skip meals, your body will physically weaken. Excessive stress will also make the immune system decline which can eventually make you sick.

Not just once but in a certain time you will get sick several times. This could be a sign that you need to rest and use your time off for healing .

Healing Activity Ideas

Healing is one way to deal with burnout. No need to waste money on healing , here are simple healing ideas that you can do yourself.

1. Practice Deep Breathing

Sometimes when we are anxious, breathing occurs quickly and quickly. Resetting your breathing can help relieve anxiety . How to do deep breathing is:

  • Sit or stand position with your chest slightly puffed out
  • Inhale deeply through the nose. Set the count according to your strength. Do it slowly.
  • Hold your breath for a count of five
  • Exhale slowly through the nose
  • Repeat until you feel calm

2. Enjoying Nature

There are many options that you can visit while taking a break from work. You can visit the beach, mountains, or even just take a walk in the rice fields near your house.

Enjoying nature can make you feel grateful for the beauty of nature that you may have ignored because you are too busy working. Enjoying the blue sea and the sound of the waves or gazing at the green trees can also provide a calming effect.

3. Write a Gratitude Journal

When you take time off and rest, try to reflect on your feelings in a journal. Try to use positive words about your current job.

If you are confused about where to start, try using less negative words first. The use of words in an emotional journal is important in shaping your mindset and interpretation of the work you are doing.

Just mention what you are grateful for from your current job. What makes you happy at work? What was the initial motivation when you took the job? Writing gratitude has been shown to calm the soul and reduce anxiety.

4. Soak in warm water

Taking a warm bath after a long day can relieve stress. Warm water can release stiffness and tension in the muscles. A tired mind can be refreshed with the aroma of aromatherapy fragrances.

Just have hot water and aromatherapy candles on the side of the tub. You can also prepare your favorite face mask to wear while bathing. Play soothing music for deeper relaxation. Also prepare hot chocolate drinks for warmth from the body.

Besides being cheap, you don’t need to go out of the house to do this healing .

5. Communicate with Boss

There is no better healing than rearranging your work. Maybe all this time your workload is too heavy and you just realized it.

Try talking to your boss about your current condition. Offer options by asking for some adjustments if possible. You can also ask your boss to modify your work routine or ask to be transferred to another division. If you feel uncomfortable, think about the option of applying for a job in a new place.

Ask your boss for their opinion on these options. If your boss is a professional, he will respect the situation and find the best solution for you.

Well, that’s a sign that you need healing and sinaumedia version of how to heal . What is your favorite activity while healing? Submit your answer in the comments column, yes!


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Fuad Hassan is a student in psychology (educational psychology) at the University of Indonesia. In his youth he was active in scouting activities. He is also engaged in the arts. He is known to be able to play the violin and horses well and is also skilled at painting.