7 signs of emotional exhaustion video

30.06.2020

At least during the last decade, much has been said about Burnout syndrome , a disease referred to the workplace that causes detriment to physical, mental and emotional health .

The Anahuac specialist and teacher, Alejandra Apiquian Guitart, points out that the so-called "annihilation" syndrome, of "being burned", of "demoralization", emotional or professional exhaustion, is increasingly common in society.

Symptoms can affect not only the workplace, but also the school and / or daily environment . Therefore, it is important to be alert to the first signs of mental and emotional exhaustion, one of the dimensions that Burnout reaches .

Warning signs of mental and emotional exhaustion:

  1. You get irritated with easily
  2. You feel demotivated
  3. You have trouble falling asleep
  4. You experience panic or anxiety attacks
  5. You don't have that much patience
  6. You have indigestion
  7. You feel nostalgic or cry suddenly for no reason
  8. You feel like detached from reality
  9. You feel a kind of emptiness or anguish

In which cases could you be vulnerable?

Researchers have detected this syndrome, mainly in professions related to service and social treatment.

Some examples could be doctors, nurses, teachers, psychologists, social workers, vendors, bank employees, police, caregivers and even university students from the last years of the career .

Also, another variable corresponds to age, since the youngest are those who question their vocation, or come to consider that it is not worth it. It tends to be more frequent among women, because emotional exhaustion is accentuated in them; It is also more common among singles or those without a stable partner.

What to do when you have these symptoms?

Of course the main thing is to prevent it through information, since in many cases it reaches the point of appearing to be normal, but later it generates conflicts.

The ideal is to start with actions, such as:

  • Try to sleep at least 7 to 8 hours a day
  • Go for a daily walk
  • Start waking up early
  • Try to make new friends
  • Do new things, find a hobby
  • Start doing things you have always wanted to do

But, if this persists, individual intervention is required; that is to say, cognitive-behavioral strategies are necessary, which allow eliminating or mitigating the sources of stress; group therapy, by promoting social support networks, says specialist Alejandra Apiquian.

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