What Is Burnout? - Great Intro: https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/high-octane-women/201311/the-tell-tale-signs-burnout-do-you-have-them Extract is: Burnout is one of those road hazards in life that high-achievers really should be keeping a close eye out for, but sadly—often because of their "I can do everything" personalities—they rarely see it coming. Because high-achievers are often so passionate about what they do, they tend to ignore the fact that they're working exceptionally long hours, taking on exceedingly heavy work loads, and putting enormous pressure on themselves to excel—all of which make them ripe for burnout.
- a state of chronic stress and can lead to:
- physical and emotional exhaustion
- feelings of ineffectiveness and lack of accomplishment
- even cynicism and detachment
Differences between stress and burnout: Burnout may be the result of unrelenting stress, but it isn’t the same as too much stress. Stress, by and large, involves too much: too many pressures that demand too much of you physically and psychologically. Stressed people can still imagine, though, that if they can just get everything under control, they’ll feel better.
Burnout, on the other hand, is about not enough. Being burned out means feeling empty, devoid of motivation, and beyond caring. People experiencing burnout often don’t see any hope of positive change in their situations. If excessive stress is like drowning in responsibilities, burnout is being all dried up. While you’re usually aware of being under a lot of stress, you don’t always notice burnout when it happens. - http://www.helpguide.org/articles/stress/preventing-burnout.htm
The Run Down - Can affect anyone - Creeps up on you, most times you don’t notice its about to latch on - It can stay with you for a long time - Lead to and or include anxiety and depression - Feel exhausted all the time - Feeling overwhelmed constantly - Caring seems like a waste of energy
Signs - Chronic Fatigue - Insomnia (early signs) - Forgetfulness/impaired concentration and attention - Physical symptoms - Increased illness - Loss of appetite. - Anxiety - depression - Anger. Frequent headaches, back pain, muscle aches