Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Burn out

“Burnout” is what happens when you have been pushing yourself or working too hard for too long. It is physical or mental exhaustion caused by long-term stress.

1. Many people are experiencing burnout and they don’t even know it. They are so used to working under stress and pressure that it seems normal to them. Some symptoms of burnout are: emotional, physical and mental exhaustion, disillusion, depression, a loss of interest in your work or life in general and becoming susceptible to illness.

2. Is your boss working you too hard… or are you maybe pushing yourself too hard? Sometimes if you are self-employed (work for yourself) like myself, you have to regulate how many hours you work a day or force yourself to work less, so that you don’t burn yourself out.

3 People who are living a fast-paced lifestyle are living in what we call “the rat race”. The rat race often leads to burnout. Working long hours in a competitive environment will cause stress, and eventually, burnout. Not many people are able to keep up with a lifestyle that demands so much over the long-term.

4. When you have been “burning the candle at both ends” and not getting sufficient sleep, it could definitely lead to burnout. How many hours of sleep a day do you think are sufficient for you to function normally? If you are sleeping less than 5 hours every night, and if you aren’t able to take a nap during the day, then you are heading for a burnout.


  1. wow.. I'm burnout now because I'm working a lot and study more and more, however I really appreciated for all Frank :)

  2. Hey Wellisson,

    You are experiencing burnout... and you feel "burned out". "Burned out" would be the adjective to describe your condition or how you feel.

    I hope you're able to de-stress, unwind and relax in the not so distant future!


  3. Its a high-pressure job and I might burn out young.

  4. I've gotten burnt out a couple of times after cramming all night long.

  5. Nice, I was getting fed up with myself for using "exhausted" and "tired" the whole time, now I know a new way to say it...............I'm burnt out !! Kudos to the creator of this blog !! let's party !

  6. Have some Doritos and have a party in your mouth... that's if you have to party alone.

  7. I'm burned out, but this blog is so full of cool knowledge, that I'd rather keep burning myself out, jeez, I gotta take care of myself LOL