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Signs & Causes of Burnout

We know that your job can be overwhelming at times, and it's important that you remember to take care of yourself. To aid you in this, we've put together a list of signs that you might be experiencing burnout, as well as some causes for burnout. After you're finished reading this article, you can click here to read our article on how to avoid burnout in the future, or you can click here to read our article on how to treat burnout if you ever get to that point.

Signs & Causes of Burnout

Signs of Burnout:

  • Irritability
  • Lack of motivation
  • Lack of satisfaction
  • No energy
  • Use of coping mechanisms (food, alcohol, drugs)
  • Physical ailments

It is important that you keep an eye out for the burnout symptoms listed above, so that if you notice them in either yourself or your coworkers, you can act fast. Healthcare professionals have one of the most stressful jobs there is (according to USNews), so it can be easy to get overwhelmed. On the other hand, it can be easy to get caught up in your job if it's something you love, and you may get too involved in your work.

If you have noticed any of these symptoms, whether in yourself or your coworkers, follow the tips below to help get rid of burnout. Also, if you ever need any of this information again in the future, you can bookmark it for an easy return back to the page!

Here are some reasons you could be experiencing burnout:

  • Lack of control
  • Unclear job expectations
  • Dysfunctional workplace dynamics
  • Extremes of activity
  • Lack of support
  • Work-life imbalance

It's very possible that you will experience burnout at some point in your life, and that's okay. Feel free to use this article as a resource when you're feeling down and out. We're here to help!