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Stress-Burnout


 
    Employment is NOT a prerequisite for this stress
   as cited by the Mayo Clinic in the article included!

   "Job burnout is a special type of job stress — a state of
    physical, emotional or mental 
exhaustion combined with
    doubts about your competence and the value of your
    work.
"                                                  ~ The Mayo Clinic



    10 Signs You’re Burning Out (And How To Stop It)  |  Linkedin, Dr. Travis Bradberry              07/17/2017
    Even the best jobs can lead to burnout. The harder you work and the more motivated you
    are to succeed, the easier it is to get in over your head.
    The prevalence of burnout is increasing as technology further blurs the line between work
    and home. New research from the American Psychological Association and the National
    Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago reported the following:

      -  48% of Americans experienced increased stress over the past 5 years
      -  31% of employed adults have difficulty managing their work and family responsibilities
      -  53% say work leaves them "overtired and overwhelmed."

    A Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) poll found that “burnout from my
    current job” was one of the top reasons that people quit.
 
    [Side note: A Career Transition is a job where Burning Out is not uncommon!]   


    How to Tell You've Reached the Point of Burnout  |  VeryWell.com, Elizabeth Scott                  06/27/2017
    If you are experiencing high amounts of stress in your lifestyle, it's important to maintain
    an awareness that burnout could potentially be looming in the future if you don't take
    steps to avoid it. An important first step is to know what you're dealing with. While the
    term "burnout" is often thrown around in discussions of stress, do you really know what
    it means and how it’s caused?


    Job Burn Out: How to Stop It and Take Action  |  MayoClinic.com                                                09/17/2015
    Discover if you're at risk of job burnout — and what you can do when your job begins to
    affect your health and happiness.
    Job burnout is a special type of job stress — a state of physical, emotional or mental
    exhaustion combined with doubts about your competence and the value of your work.

    If you think you might be experiencing job burnout, take a closer look at the phenomenon.
    What you learn might help you face the problem and take action before job burnout affects
    your health.

    Could you be experiencing job burnout?  Ask yourself the following questions:
        -  Have you become cynical or critical at work?
        -  Do you drag yourself to work and have trouble getting started once you arrive?
        -  Have you become irritable or impatient with co-workers, customers or clients?
        -  Do you lack the energy to be consistently productive?
        -  Do you lack satisfaction from your achievements?
        -  Do you feel disillusioned about your job?
        -  Are you using food, drugs or alcohol to feel better or to simply not feel?
        -  Have your sleep habits or appetite changed?
        -  Are you troubled by unexplained headaches, backaches or other physical complaints?

    If you answered yes to any of these questions, you might be experiencing job burnout. Be
    sure to consult your doctor or a mental health provider, however. Some of these symptoms
    can also indicate certain health conditions, such as a thyroid disorder or depression.


    Top 10 Self-Care Strategies for Overall Stress Reduction  |  VeryWell.com, Elizabeth Scott 07/02/2017
    You can't always control the circumstances that life throws your way, but you can control
    how well you take care of yourself. This is vital for building resilience toward those
    stressors in life that you can't eliminate for several reasons. When you're too tired, eating
    poor nutrition, or generally run-down, you will likely be more reactive to the stress in
    your life. You may even create more problems for yourself by reacting poorly rather than
    responding from a place of calm strength.
 
    Conversely, when you're taking good care of your body and mind, you can be more resilient
    toward whatever comes, use the resources you have in your life to their fullest, and become
    less reactive toward the stress you face. Taking proper care of your body, soul and mind can
    keep you in optimum shape for handling stress, which gives you as much resilience as
    possible to help you manage those uncontrollable things in life. The following are some
    important basic self-care strategies that can keep you functioning well and ready for life's
    challenges.
  

 

  STRESS AND BURNOUT ARE ABOUT THE SAME EXCEPT THEY ARE NOT.
From publication by GNA Partners (GNAPartners.com)

 
  Employees who work in high-stress environments are at the highest
   risk of suffering employee burnout.  Characterized by exhaustion, a
   lack of motivation and feelings of ineffectiveness or frustration, burn
   out is a condition caused by chronic and prolonged stress that leads to
   reduced efficacy and productivity within the workplace.    
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
     Although the topic of burnout has garnered significant media attention during the past few years, there
    isn’t one clear definition of what employee burnout is amongst medical professionals and psychologists.
    In fact, “burnout” isn’t even a diagnosable syndrome in the way that other conditions, like depression or
    anxiety, are.  This indecision amongst experts has left employers and employees alike without a clear
    sense of what burnout is or how to recognize it. 

    So how do you tell the difference between stress and burnout?
    Because burnout is loosely defined as a result of prolonged stress, it can be very difficult to distinguish
    between the two.  There are, however, a few key differences that can help employers identify who on their
    staff is just stressed, and who might be dealing the far more serious condition of burnout:

    What causes employee burnout?
    Despite the lack of a clear diagnostic definition of burnout, there is some consensus about what causes
    burnout in the workforce:

         Unclear/unrealistic requirements
          It’s virtually impossible for an employee to meet or exceed expectations if they’re not entirely sure of
          what their job requirements are. Employees facing unclear or unrealistic expectations often feel
          overwhelmed with confusion and self-doubt.

          Lack of downtime
          While most professions have some sort of “busy season” or a production cycle that ebbs and flows,                 employees who are constantly scrambling during what feels like a perpetual busy season without any
          hope of a slower pace or “downtime” to look forward to are at a very high risk of developing burnout.

          High-stakes consequences
          If a typical office worker makes a mistake, they will undoubtedly face some sort of consequence, up to
          and including termination. And while dealing with job insecurity is an unavoidable part of being
          employed, for some professions it is by no means the worst thing that can happen if they make a
          mistake at work. Doctors, for instance, have to make decisions that can mean the difference between
          life and death for their patients on a regular basis. No wonder physicians have one of the highest rates
          of burnout.

          What are the consequences of burnout?
          In addition to the devastating physical, mental and emotional effects burnout can have on individual
          employees and their families, burnout can also cause a number of problems for employers, including:
  • Increased rates of absenteeism
  • Lower levels of productivity
  • Reduced employee engagement
  • Higher employee benefits costs
  • Higher incidence of conflict between employees
          Want to learn more about employee burnout?
          Check out the video at 
https://www.gnapartners.com/blog/stress-vs-burnout/below to watch
          their webinar: “Breaking Burnout: Understanding & Preventing Employee Burnout.”




 BURNOUT 

STRESS - Forbes (0:56) 
It's a simple matter of self-care and here is how they recommend you start:
  • Disconnect
  • Pay attention to your body signals
  • Schedule relaxation
  • Stay away from sleeping pills
  • Get organized
  • Take regular breaks during the workday
  • Lean on your support system

STRESS IS A POTENTIAL KILLER
CONSIDER SEEING A MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL IF STRESS CONTINUES