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Burnout impacts all of life
Here are some signs and symptoms of burnout
Physical and Mental Health Degradation
The health impacts of burnout can be significant. Burnout can lead to physical and emotional health problems, including anxiety, depression, gastrointestinal problems, heart disease, and high blood pressure. It can also negatively impact your immune system and longevity.
Crippled Creativity and Ability to Learn
Burnout can cripple creativity by sapping your energy and motivation. When you're feeling burned out, it's tough to be creative. You might have trouble coming up with new ideas, and when you do, you might not have the energy to see them through.
Burnout can also have a negative impact on your relationships. When you're burned out, you might be more irritable and less patient with the people you love. Living in a survival-mode mindset undermines communication, and you might withdraw from authentic engagement.
Burnout can lead to impulsive and reckless spending as a way to self-medicate. When you're feeling overwhelmed and stressed, it's easy to turn to retail therapy as a way to make yourself feel better. But this can quickly lead to debt and financial problems.
When you're feeling burned out, it's tough to cope with your emotions. You are more vulnerable to annoyance and anger, and concentration becomes more difficult. Imposter syndrome becomes more common, and you can start feeling like you're not good enough and that you're not meeting your own standards.
When you're feeling burnout, it's easy to fall into addictive behavior patterns as a way to cope. You might turn to food, alcohol, drugs, sex, gambling, or other activities as a way to numb out and escape the stress you're feeling. These coping mechanisms might provide temporary relief, but they can quickly become compulsive and lead to even more problems.
Here's the Secret:
Burnout is Just Mismanaged Stress
Stress overload falls into three main categories, all of which cause the above signs and symptoms of burnout. Which ones do you resonate most with right now?
Stress Reduction + Stress Redemption
= Conquered Burnout Symptoms
Burnout is simply the presence of stress that’s over your capacity for conversion into growth. We are designed as humans to grow under pressure – that’s why we exercise to get stronger.
By increasing our capacity for redeeming stress, and reducing unnecessary stress down to within that capacity, we can completely eliminate burnout!