Mental health

Burnout

You deserve a good break. So sit back.
Burnout is a state of emotional, physical, and mental exhaustion caused by excessive and prolonged stress. It occurs when you feel overwhelmed, emotionally drained, and unable to meet constant demands. () This can be from anything, whether it’s a toxic friendship/relationship, school, work, or activism. It’s important to put your mental health first ❤️
Signs of Burnout
Symptoms of Burnout
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Emotional
Behavioral
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Getting frequent illnesses
sense of failure
withdrawing responsibilities and isolating yourself
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Feeling tired all of the time
feeling trapped
procrastination, and using food or drinks to cope
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frequent headaches or muscle pain
lack of motivation and feeling detached
taking frustration on others
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change in appetite or sleep
Cynicism and decreased satisfaction
skipping work, coming late to work, or leaving early
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How to avoid burnout
Reach out for help! Acknowledge your stress, and others can help you so the workload is much less/
Take breaks every so often. It’s important to have a healthy lifestyle, so taking breaks for a little breather can help a lot
Limit contact with negative people. Emotionally draining people can make life really hard ❤️
More ways to destress here
How to deal with burnout
Find what’s making you burnout. It can either be family life, school life, activism or anything else.
Identify any immediate changes you can make. Accept that doing everything can’t be realistic, but you can delegate tasks to others or ask for help :))
Talk to people you trust. If it’s difficult for you to find what’s making you burnout, talk to someone about it! Just explaining your problems instead of keeping it to yourself can help a lot ❤️
Set boundaries. It may be difficult, but your mental health matters! Tell the person or acknowledge what is overworking you and limit yourself to tasks that are feasible for you and won’t burn you out.
Love yourself :)) Practice gratitude, cause you and me are wonderful human beings who deserve kindness/compassion.
Take a break from something that drains you or you cannot handle at the moment. More info here!
Remember what makes you happy. Here are some self-care tips you could use!:
And by all means, don’t be afraid to seek professional help if needed!
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