***DISCLAIMER*** I AM NOT A MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL. THIS IS A LOT OF RESEARCH BUT YOU SHOULD TALK TO YOUR DOCTOR OR HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONAL IF YOU FEEL THAT YOU ARE EXPERIENCING SIGNS OR SYMPTOMS OF PROLONGED STRESS OR BURNOUT
Today the aim is to go over signs and symptoms of Stress vs Burnout. We will start with Stress and move to Burnout.
SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF STRESS:
-Feeling Tired &/or Run Down
-New/Worse Health Problems
-Feeling Increasingly Resentful
-Drinking, Smoking or Eating More
-Cutting Back On/Eliminating Leisure Activities
BURNOUT SIGNS & SYMPTOMS:
-MUCH less energy
-Constantly exhausted, even after a long sleep, nap or break
-Neglect your own needs – you’re too busy or you no longer care
-Life revolves around caregiving, but it no longer gives you satisfaction.
-You can’t relax, no matter what.
-You’re increasingly impatient and irritable
-You feel helpless &/or hopeless
Okay, so now that you have a better idea of what each can look like, how can we deal with each individually? The next two posts will be all about how to deal with each condition.
Until Next Time… Take Care Of Yourself! ~C