.The symptoms of burnout can easily be mistaken for other conditions and vice versa. This means that unravelling the contributing factors, symptoms and signs can be at times very challenging.
Burnout often plays out in erratic cycles which means that things may appear to improve for a while - and then slip back or progress round the cycle again.
The top three experiences that people with burnout invariably have are
Cynicism and negativity about work
Feeling ineffective at work
If a person has these three in abundance - there is a strong likelihood that burnout may be present.
However - a depressed person in the wrong job with thyroid disease might also have these three.
This complexity of burnout means
- it is frequently missed/overlooked
- the damage it does is underestimated
(physically, mentally, emotionally and to confidence, family relationships and career)
- it may be treated as something else (and so won't improve)
- it is common enough that it regularly coexists with a number of other conditions - muddying the waters further
So it is rarely appropriate to say "do x y and z and your burnout will go"
The complexity of burnout means it is often masked, sticking plastered, ignored, denied - sometimes for many years.
The upshot of all this is that there needs to be a structured approach to facing and fixing burnout . Short mono efforts such as "change your mattress" or "eat a better diet" on their own are very unlikely to have any impact on true burnout whatsoever.
And after ousting burnout - then..... maintaining a life without burnout is the challenge (as old habits die hard!).
Burnout Geese exists to help those with burnout make sense of it swiftly, efficiently and effectively and to help avoid it ever returning. A speedier, more profound, easier and longer lasting recovery awaits.
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