Burnout and the warning signs

Burnout is a state of physical and emotional exhaustion. It is most commonly experienced when under long term stress at work.

Common signs of burnout include:

  • Feeling tired and drained all the time

  • Self-doubt

  • Negative outlook on life

  • Feeling trapped

  • Feeling alone

  • Feeling overwhelmed

  • Feeling hopeless

  • Not being productive

In 2019 WHO (the World Health Organisation) officially recognised burnout as and occupational phenomenon. With the lines between work and home life increasingly blurring during the pandemic with up to 46%(1) of people working from home and losing most of their social interaction.