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Burn Out: DO’s and D

Updated: May 9

Burn out

How often do you feel emotionally or physically exhausted as though you have nothing else to give to those around you? Burnout is a real thing and something every individual needs to maintain awareness of. Think about it… you need to understand what your risk is for entering a phase of burn out if you truly want to redirect it. For example, ask yourself the questions below: 1). Do you say “yes” to things that you really don’t have time for because you are afraid to say “no” due to being judged or hurting someone’s feelings? 2). Do you put self-care on the back burner and put everyone else in your life first? 3). Do you feel guilty when you take time for yourself? 4). Do you feel physically tired all of the time even after you sleep for several hours? 5). Do you work in a negative work environment where you feel undervalued, underappreciated, or its drama central? 6). Do you find yourself feeling very irritable or angry even when logically you struggle to identify a trigger? 7). Do you have crying spells and struggle with wanting to isolate? 8). Do you constantly feel overwhelmed at the beginning of a task or dread starting them? 9). Do you have high patterns of avoidance? 10). Do you feel distracted and struggle to focus throughout your day? If you are like most people, at some point in your life the answers to these questions would be “yes”. Maybe you struggled to set boundaries or use the word “no” and it led you to poor time management, overcommitment, or even compromising your own self-ca