Every mature person faced the first symptoms of a burnout at least once. Some people may currently be suffering from this affliction and may confront it poorly.
Let's us see what the syndrome is about, what helps to detect it and how to face this alarming state of mind."When the bell tolls"
Occupational burnout (or simply burnout) is thought to comprise emotional exhaustion, physical fatigue, and cognitive weariness. The primary signals are exhaustion resulting from work's excessive demands, apathy. The situation may aggravate and result in lack of sleep, excessive drinking, and caffeine/nicotine abuse, quickness to anger, and lowering of immune systems. In other words, when it's too bad, psychosomatic gives rise to sickness. The top health-related problems that the "burnt-out" will have are stomach disorders, skin damage, and a constant cold.The risk groups are:
- People working not where they belong to (wrong occupation/position);
- Specialists- overstayers (who fail to climb the career ladder for some reason);
- Altruistic servants (doctors, teachers, firemen, community workers etc.);
- Service sector members and those interacting with people on a regular basis;
The employees working for beauty salons fall under the last category, and, hence, their burnout potential is high. Especially it is during the busy seasons when everyone, from a cleaner to top-managers, is up to their ears in work and constantly deal with people.What can be done?
Keeping up with the modern lifestyle, we try to ignore feeling tired and demonstrate endless working capacity and productivity. That's how this world works and what's valued on it! It basically means that we're getting used to the first stage sing of burnout and we tend to treat this emotional state as a new normal. You keep saying to yourself: "just a couple of this left and I'm done, I'll break free ". Workaholics will take up some new responsibilities and fit it into their demanding schedule to rule out any gateway and see all the affairs through.
That's a totally wrong approach! 'Cause when you put yourself in charge of too many things, retaining your productivity at the same time equals to attempts to lose weight when having doughnuts every night. Lack of enthusiasm and apathy will remain even if you get interested in what you do because those are the signals, delivered by your organism craving for rest and a change of scene.First Aid
If you notice the initial symptoms of the disease, the last thing to do, as paradoxical it might seem, is to motivate yourself more. Probably, the problem is not that you don't wanna work but that you need to feel energetic and ready for work before you've even started. In such a case, it's crucial to hold on and create the needed attitude. How can we do that when days-off or holidays are still yet to come and long breaks do not fit into your schedule?
When possible, take short breaks and focus on your breathing, try to feel your anger without suppressing it. After that, continue your routine business simultaneously with the feeling. Usually, disturbing emotions disappear very fast.
Getting used to endless work, people start feeling some kind of a guilt when relaxing and resting. Break this disastrous habit! Come to understanding or, if it's necessary, make yourself understand that, without true recovery, you won't be working well enough. Your desire to throw yourself onto the bed for the entire day is as fundamental as the desire to work after a good rest. The body knows best when to stop and when to start.
To adjust your biological clock to your working lifestyle, take some useful and healthy habits. You're bound to feel better if follow the recommendations precisely.