Escape Your Habit: Tackle Burnout and Stress

Does constant stress have you feeling exhausted, disillusioned, and hopeless? If so, then you may be experiencing burnout.

We’ve all heard it before —others expressing feeling burned out. They are usually talking about feeling burned out at work. But, the effects of burnout go far beyond just work.

So, what does it really mean?

Well, anyone exposed to chronic stress, whether from work or at home, can experience burnout.

Over the last several years, burnout has become pretty common due to the extended worldwide pandemic, economic problems, and political issues. These stressors have become indefinite and persistent — one right after another, which has increased the risk of burnout for many people.

Learn what you can do to feel happy and regain your balance.

What Exactly is Burnout?

Burnout is a condition that is characterized by extremely emotional and mental fatigue caused by prolonged, excessive stress. Burnout leads to physical exhaustion as well. It makes you feel emotionally drained, mentally exhausted, and overwhelmed.

Burnout is a serious problem affecting both your physical and mental health. As burnout worsens, you may start to lose motivation and interest in things that you used to enjoy.

Warning Signs of Burnout

  • Work seems like a total waste of time
  • You have absolutely no motivation or energy
  • Every day seems dull
  • You can’t concentrate on anything
  • You don’t feel appreciated
  • You have frequent headaches
  • You are exhausted all the time
  • You no longer enjoy doing the things that you used to

The Impact of Stress & Burnout

If you ignore burnout, it can lead to several negative impacts on both your mental and physical health.

Physical Health


When you are burned out, your body feels it.


  • Difficulty sleeping – Studies have found that burnout is related to insomnia and poor sleep.
  • Cardiac issues – Burnout has been found to increase the risk of stroke, sudden cardiac death, and heart disease.
  • Headaches – Pain and headaches are common with burnout.
  • Muscle tension – Tense muscles are one of the most frequent physical signs of burnout.

Mental Health


People who experience burnout tend to experience negative thoughts and feelings. They may feel cynical and pessimistic and be emotionally distant. Burnout can lead to:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Poor concentration
  • Low motivation
  • Mental fatigue
  • Irritability
  • Hopelessness

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