What is Burnout?
Before we talk about why working from home is stressful, we need to talk about what burnout is.
Burnout is not an official mental health diagnosis, but it involves various mental, physical, or emotional exhaustion, as well as stress that results from work. Negative thinking and attitude, as well as reduced personal achievement, also contribute to this.
Burnout can cause people to lose interest in their work, or find it difficult to do their jobs like before. It can also affect a person’s mental health, physical health, and their relationships with family and friends.
It’s not uncommon for people who experience burnout to suffer from other mental health issues as well.
Burnout is also more common among jobs that put workers under a lot of pressure, but external factors can also affect whether a person gets burned out or not.
What Causes Burnout?
Here are some factors that can contribute to burnout:
- Sudden changes in your workplace, such as having to work from home
- Having too many responsibilities at work
- A lack of control over the things happening in your workplace
- Feeling anxious that you might not be able to accomplish your tasks
- Problems at home or personal problems that spill over to your work
- Financial problems
All of these things can contribute to a person suffering from burnout.
How Do You Know if You’re Burned Out?
Now that we know what factors contribute to burnout, how can you tell if you’re burned out at work?