Avoiding Burnout

After a long night. 


I am on the verge of burning out. I don’t know if it is because of my adrenal glands malfunctioning once again. Or if I am just overworking myself.

The main Burnout symptoms are;

  • Anxiety
  • Headaches
  • Lack of sleep
  • Fatigue
  • An increasingly cynical outlook on life and work

If anyone read my previous post “Shaky Mental Health” you would know that my mental health is a bit on the bad side.

So as it is the anxiety is high. My arms are a huge show for that. (To see the images just look at my previous post).

I am getting headaches almost everyday now. Especially the tension headaches. Sometimes it releases a bit of pressure when my neck cracks but the headache constantly remains.

Lack of sleep. Well….that should speak for itself. Basically I am on no sleep schedule.

Fatigue does come from a lack of sleep.

When the adrenal glands are affected in any way. The fatigue becomes almost unbearable.

Most who burnout, is due because they don’t take care of themselves. I am sadly one of those many people. I rely on fast food to get me some energy throughout the day. If it wasn’t for fast food I would not be eating almost all day. Which is also very unhealthy.

For the most part, I have been in training of fixing that. I do want to get better and I am eating more at home. But again, there are some days where this is nearly impossible.

Most of us don’t exercise properly. I don’t remember the last time I went to the gym or even had a workout that made me sweat (that was not on the ice).

— Hell I have not even touched the ice in two weeks.

I over work. And don’t do anything fun. Too organized and cycled. Like same stuff on the list everyday.

I have been burnt out before. I have been put on medical leave more then once for a burnout.

I am seeing the Warning Signs flash before my eyes. I am working on changing things in my life to avoid the symptoms from flaring.

Some Other Symptoms of Burnout Include;

  • Reduced performance and productivity
  • Anxiety
  • Detachment
  • Feeling listless
  • Low mood
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Lack of creativity
  • Fatigue
  • Negative attitudes towards one’s coworkers or job
  • Low commitment to the role
  • Loss of purpose
  • Absenteeism
  • Quickness to anger
  • Job turnover
  • Cynicism
  • Emotional numbness
  • Frustration

Physical symptoms of burnout may include:78

  • Exhaustion
  • Generalised aches
  • Headaches
  • Gastrointestinal disorders
  • Hypertension
  • Difficulty sleeping and/or a disrupted sleep cycle
  • Increased susceptibility to colds and flu
  • Muscle tension

Does anyone else keep undergoing repetitive patterns that are too hard to break through?



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