Are you experiencing workplace burnout?

Updated: Dec 1, 2019

Burnout in the workplace is more common than you might think, here’s what you need to know.

In an article from CNBC back in 2018, it was revealed that out of a total of 7,500 workers, 23% of those reported feeling burnout at work very often, or always, while a further 44% reported feeling burnout occasionally at work and even outside of office hours.

However, you may be wondering, what exactly is burnout? According to Mayoclinic, job burnout is a form of work-related stress, specifically physical and emotional exhaustion, which can impact on task/job accomplishment and even a loss of personal identity.

With burnout being so prevalent and an exhausting condition we wouldn’t wish upon anyone, this article I will discuss symptoms of burnout, how to prevent and or manage burnout in the workplace, and finally whether or not a change of career may be a step in the right direction to resolving your current burnout.

What are the symptoms of burnout in the workplace?

Re-visiting the article from Mayoclinic, specific symptoms of burnout you may experience include:

Having difficulty starting new tasks and or work in general.

Becoming impatient or irritable with co-workers and even clients.

Lacking the energy to maintain consistent productivity.

Difficulty sleeping.

Lacking satisfaction from your current job role and or performance.