What is Professional Burnout?
- Published: Friday, 31 July 2015 22:14
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Burnout is a stress phenomenon triggered by prolonged pressures of work and everyday life that exceed the individual’s ability to cope. The high expectations that surround us in every area of our lives often make us feel overloaded, useless, underappreciated. If these feelings are taking over your life, then you may be heading into professional burnout.
Professional burnout results in physical, emotional, and mental exhaustion; cynicism; work-related self-doubt; and inefficiency – and because a whopping four out of five workers experience professional burnout at some point in their career, it is an issue that has effects on both employees and their employers.