While striving hard in your career is commendable, be mindful that too much chronic stress can affect your well-being and eventually lead to job burnout.
Are you walking down the path of burnout unknowingly? Recognise the signs and take concrete actions to combat it.
Ms Heng Teng Teng, a career coach with more than six years of experience, said: “Burnout is a prolonged state where people are physically, mentally and emotionally exhausted due to demands from their jobs. Over time, this causes them to lose interest in other areas of their lives, such as social and family interaction.”
Mr Adrian Tan, a career coach with more than 10 years of experience, said burnout is a state of physical, emotional or mental exhaustion combined with doubts about one’s competence and the value of one’s work.
Why do people suffer job burnout?
Various long-term stressors people face can contribute to an eventual burnout. This is especially so when demands placed on them outweigh their abilities and resources to meet these expectations.
Ms Heng said: “Reasons why people suffer burnout can be long working hours, demanding requests they have to accede to, aggressive performance targets to hit, tight resources and constantly needing to prove their worth.”
If you are constantly under immense work pressure, take action to prevent yourself from eventually suffering from a job burnout.