Burnout – not only for execsLouisa Niehaus
Do you associate burnout with harassed corporate executives?
If so, you are wrong. Burnout can affect anyone from students to parents, athletes, entrepreneurs and yes executives.
What are the signs?
Excessive tiredness, despite rest
Relying on sugar, alcohol, caffeine, sports drinks to keep your energy levels up
Cynicism is what differentiates burnout from depression. You feel like you are adding little value to what you do – despite the amount of effort you put in
You feel emotionally numbed or distant
We live in an increasingly pressurized society, life is to be lived and not endured. Recovery from burnout is possible with self care and identifying underlying issues.