I tried too hard… the risk of “burnout” for those who work hard

I tried too hard... the risk of burnout for those who work hard
I tried too hard... the risk of burnout for those who work hard

 If you work too hard without rest, such as work, housework, study, and job hunting, you may burn out your mental energy and burn out. We will explain what kind of condition burnout is, including preventive methods and countermeasures.

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What is burnout and what are the characteristics of high-risk people?

The environment surrounding us is full of stress, such as work, housework, human relationships, and anxiety about the future. If you try too hard in a stressful situation, one day you may suddenly feel exhausted physically and mentally and lose your motivation. This condition is called ” burnout syndrome ” . It is often seen in people who are working hard under intense pressure. As I touched on in the ” Emotional Labor ” article, burnout is common even in interpersonal support occupations such as medical and nursing care. Working with controlled emotions for long periods of time is mentally draining. Even if you respond wholeheartedly, you may not always get the results you expect. Burnout also often occurs when hard work doesn’t produce results. This is the case when a project that has been launched does not go well, a developed product does not sell well, or a new business does not produce results. Not only that, but mothers who work hard to take care of one-off children, students who are unable to see the results of their hard work, students who are exhausted from job hunting, women who are exhausted from trying to get married or pregnant, and so on. Increased risk.

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What are the three symptoms seen in people suffering from burnout?

Do you have any idea of ​​the 3 symptoms of burnout?

As an index to measure the risk of “burnout”, there is a ” burnout scale ” developed by American psychologist Masrak . This is a scale that measures three common symptoms of burnout:

1) Emotional exhaustion: Feeling physically and mentally exhausted 2) Depersonalization : Feeling like no one else 3 ) Decreased sense of personal accomplishment: Feeling that work is not rewarding

When you get close to burnout, you become mentally and physically exhausted and exhausted (emotional exhaustion). Emotions wear out and people become irrelevant to other people and can only deal with business affairs (depersonalization). Goals don’t make sense and you lose motivation (diminished sense of personal accomplishment).

Burnout countermeasures 1. Don’t get too absorbed in one thing

Are you distracted by only one thing and have you lost your mental balance?What can I do to prevent burnout? First and foremost, don’t get too hung up on one thing .

People who are enthusiastic about their work do not neglect their studies even after work, and often focus only on work during breaks. The same goes for housewives who are doing housework and raising children, students who are busy studying for entrance exams and job hunting, and people who are trying to get married and get pregnant.

Take a moment to reflect on yourself to see if your mind is focused on one thing or if you’re working too hard to reach your goals. It’s great to be obsessed and work toward your goals, but you also need distraction and emotional support.

Besides work, he enjoys spending time with his family. I keep time for myself as well as raising my children. In addition to studying and job hunting, club activities and friendships are also fulfilling. In this way, embracing distraction and emotional support can reduce the risk of burnout.

Burnout countermeasures 2. Increase your coping repertoire

A variety of stress coping methods are called the “ coping repertoire, ” and it is important to have multiple ways to change your mood and enrich it.

While taking a walk, feel the pleasant outside air and refresh yourself. Once in a while, I watch a movie and get inspired. Find exciting miscellaneous goods at the storefront and immerse yourself in a happy mood. These simple pleasures can really relax you.

Talking with someone you know well can also be a good change of pace. Just having them listen to your complaints will make you feel better, and just putting your vague feelings into words will help you organize your feelings.

When burnout measures fail

Talk to a Counselor or Doctor When You’re Feeling OverwhelmedIf you feel the risk of burnout, please try the above two measures. Counseling is recommended if you are unsuccessful.

By having a dialogue with a counselor, you can notice your own patterns of thinking and behavior, and discover how to build a lifestyle that is not unreasonable and how to incorporate a change of pace.

If you have tried various methods and still feel depressed, agitated, or irritated, you may be in need of treatment. I think you should consider consulting a psychiatrist. The sooner you start treatment, the sooner you can expect a speedy recovery. When you are having a hard time, please don’t worry about it alone.