Signs That You May Be Experiencing Job Burnout
It isn’t unusual when you have been in your career for some time to begin to feel discouraged, bored and just uninspired each day.
Doing the same thing day in and day out for many years can make even the most exciting job feel repetitious and dull. These feelings can affect not only your ability to do your job well, but your personal life.
The following are some signs that you may be experiencing job burnout.
Lack of energy - feeling tired all of the time or chronic fatigue
Trouble falling or staying asleep – insomnia, despite feeling exhausted
Difficulty concentrating – trouble focusing or paying attention
Anxious – a persistent feeling of tension and worry
Depression – ranging from mildly sad to severe depression
Moodiness and irritability – prone to anger and outbursts, volatility
Weakened immune system – more vulnerable to viruses and infections
Loss of appetite – no interest in food and no longer feeling hungry, even at mealtimes
Ignoring these signs can negatively impact your physical and emotional well-being. The root of the problem should instead be addressed. This could mean a change in job function, organization, or switching to a new career. Adding something more in your life, a goal to strive and work towards, a new hobby or charitable work may also be enough to reinvigorate yourself.
The challenge now is to find that special something that will restore your zest for life and for your career.