What are the signs of burnout?

Do you feel constantly stressed or drained? You may be suffering from burnout.

Burnout is the result of long-term, unresolved stress. It can affect performance, productivity, and for some entrepreneurs, it even puts their business at risk.

With over 3.4 million entrepreneurs experiencing burnout in the UK alone, it's time we tackled this as a collective.

 

1. Physical, EMOTIONAL & mental exhaustion

Are you tired all the time? Exhaustion can manifest itself in a number of ways, but a sure-fire way to know when you're burning out is to find yourself without energy on a physical, mental, or emotional level.

 

2. A Lack of Motivation

At some point in time, you loved what you were doing. You were thrilled to be making a difference in your role - whether you're a full-time employee or an entrepreneur. A lack of motivation is a real sign of burnout, and by managing burnout you will continue that same passion.

 

3. Negative Thinking

Do small things tick you off? If you find you're quick to be frustrated by things that wouldn't regularly be an issue,  you may well be on the road to burnout.

 

4. Trouble Focusing

Is there too much to do, or are you having issue focusing? By being unable to get into a state of flow, it may be that burnout is reducing your ability to focus.

 

Want to combat burnout for good?

We've just launched The Reignite Project, our five-year campaign tackling burnout in over 600,000 entrepreneurs. Get involved - for free - and see how it can transform your business and wellbeing too!