We’ve all been there…
..you are just tired, like soul, weary, in your bones tired.
But, you still have to get up every morning, trudge into work, clock your hours, and sweat it out until you can bask in that ever-elusive “not at work” time.
But, there comes a time when this is more of an “of course everyone feels like this” to a black cloud over yourself and everyone around you (when at work and not) that you notice and others too as well.
It’s hard to know though if it’s just what it is being an adult or if it’s really job burnout and you need to do something else before the weight kills you, literally.
So, help you when you’re frustrated from trying to figure all of this out on your own and feeling like you’re trying to read a ketchup label from the inside, I’ve created a checklist to help you know if job burnout is the problem.
Let’s get started, shall we?
- Do you celebrate the end of your work week because you feel so exhausted (physically, mentally or emotionally)?
- Do you drag yourself to work, often arriving late and have trouble getting started once you arrive? Do you find yourself calling in sick more often than you use to?
- Do you find yourself being more irritable or impatient with co-workers, customers or clients? Do you avoid coworkers when possible such as not going to the lunch room or avoiding company events?
- Have you become cynical or critical at work?
- Do you lack satisfaction from your achievements? Do you have difficulty even recalling your last accomplishment from work?
- Do you feel your value system is different than the value system of your work environment?
- Do you find yourself not wanting to explain your job to people?
- Do you fantasize about quitting?
- Do you feel “stuck”
- Do you feel that you over-complaining about your job to loved ones or do they mention that you are complaining a lot?
- Are you just feeling overwhelmed? Do you find that you cannot leave your job behind and you are thinking about it a lot even when you are not there??
- After work do you not have the energy to do the things that you love to do?
If you answered, Yes, of course! to more than 6 of these, you are likely starting down the road to job burnout.
Take a vacation (even a mini one), see a therapist, work on getting back to doing the things you love, but know that you can’t do it long term, your health won’t let you.
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