Love him or hate him, Bernard Tomic recently admitting to suffering from feeling burnt-out should be a reminder to us all that it can affect anyone from any walk of life.
Burnout can be caused by emotional exhaustion, ineffectiveness in the workplace, and stressful workplace conditions.
While not considered a mental illness, burnout can be considered a mental health issue.
Employees may not realise that they are dealing with burnout, and may instead believe that they are just struggling to keep up during stressful times.
Some of the signs and symptoms that you or an employee may be experiencing burnout include:
• Reduced efficiency and energy
• Lack of motivation
• Increased errors
• Increased frustration
• More time spent working with less being accomplished
If you are experiencing signs of stress and exhaustion try the following steps to help combat burnout:
• Prioritise taking care of yourself to replenish personal resources
• Analyse your current situation
• Reduce exposure to job stressors
• Increase job resources
• Take the opportunity to reassess
HealthForce group can help your organisation find ways to reduce workplace stressors that may contribute to burnout by Developing a Workplace Plan and Health and Safety Management System.