Work burnout also called burnout syndrome or burn at work syndrome, is a newly created emotional disorder that is linked to the workplace, work-related stress and the employee’s lifestyle.
This syndrome can have very serious consequences, both physically and psychologically.
Burnout syndrome usually appears, in most cases, in people who have chosen their profession in a vocational manner.
So, it is very common in nursing, medicine and teaching staff, and less frequently in jobs that are mandatory.
Although at first the manifestations and discomfort only extend to working life, they eventually also reach, in almost all situations, the social and family life of the affected worker.
The main trigger for burnout syndrome is the work environment and working conditions.
The employee who is continuously exposed to, among others, high levels of stress, excessive workload, poor autonomy, poor work relationships and lack of support in their environment, lack of training to perform tasks, etc., may suffer from chronic stress that ends up causing burnout.
For that reason, the link between stress and burnout is very strong.
The causes are usually excessive demands that cause tensions.
However, there are a number of risk factors:
Situations such as excessive bureaucratization without specific support, lack time to organize the tasks, which lead to the worker never leaving his time and having to take work home.
As well as not contemplating the substitutions for temporary casualties can raise stress levels and, in the long run, promote burnout.
All workers have expectations regarding their work activity that often do not conform to everyday reality and cause the adaptation to that reality to occur more slowly.
If those expectations are very high and are not met, the worker may develop symptoms such as anxiety, apathy or sadness, among others.
Although there is no profile of the person who can suffer from this condition, there are some personal qualities and traits that if they have a person indicates that this worker is more likely to have the syndrome.
Thus, conformist, insecure and dependent people are more likely to suffer from depression and anxiety if they have to face stressful situations.
How could I know if I have burnout syndrome?
Feeling of exhaustion, failure, and helplessness.
Little personal accomplishment.
A permanent state of nervousness.
Difficult to focus.
Impatience and irritability.
Are you feeling into this?
If so, then it is time to look for medical care to control it and keep yourself in balance.