12 Reasons You May Be Burned Out and/or Stressed Out from Your J.O.B.
Are you happy working your 9 to 5? Working a job you love is awesome. Working one you hate can be miserable. Whether you love or hate your job, burnout and stress does occur. Especially if you rarely take a break away from that job.
Too much of a good thing or bad thing can take its toll on you sooner vs later. Job stress and burnout is attributed to health and financial burdens and it is real. The stress from these conditions can kill or be debilitating. According to the American Institute of Stress, the main causes are listed below.
If you are experiencing any of the 10 signs below, you probably are burned out and/or stressed out on your job.
1. You dread going to work everyday.
When you wake up in the morning, all you want to do is crawl back into bed. You’re not looking forward to getting dressed and going to work. You simply want to call in sick, but you don’t want to use all your sick days so you don’t.
2. You’re physically and mentally tired after work.
You don’t feel like doing anything after work but going home and getting back in bed. You desire to do something else, like look for another job or start a business, but you are mentally drained and don’t feel like doing it even though you know you need to do it.
“Opportunities don’t happen, you create them.” – Chris Grosser
3. You look forward to the weekend or a day off.
When it’s your day off or Friday, you feel liberated and in charge. You feel as though the dark clouds have been lifted and you can feel the sunshine gleaming on your face. You literally feel like you’re on a vacation from the office and spend each second and hour enjoying every bit of your day. Even if it means sleeping it away or staying in the house all day. You don’t care. You’re off work and that’s all that matters!
4. You think about quitting daily.
If quitting your job consumes your thoughts and your attitude and stresses you out, you probably are burned out. If you don’t have another source of income lined up, then you more than likely have no choice but to stay, at least until you find another source of income.
5. You don’t care about your job performance anymore.
You go to work simply for a check. The dollar signs.. the ching ching. It’s your only goal and motivation. You no longer care if you get a good evaluation or not. In fact, you do just enough not to get written up and just enough to not get fired just yet.
6. You are not focused or lack goals. If you fail to plan, you plan to fail. Get some goals and plan for your next move and start improving your performance on every level and consider changing your life for the better. Here are 3 Ways to help you set some goals to get back on track.
7. You feel stressed when you’re at work.
Even if you had an enjoyable weekend or a great evening, the moment you step into the office, all the joy is sucked out of you. You feel lifeless and hopeless going through the motions of working.
“Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.”
8. You have trouble falling asleep.
Even if you’re super tired and stressed out at work, you still find it hard to find peaceful sleep at night. You may even develop insomnia, thanks to the negative thoughts that haunt your mind day in and day out about your J.O.B.!
9. You feel depressed!
You are depressed because you feel like you’re going to spend the rest of your life in the same job doing the same things over and over again.
10. You hate talking about your job away from your job.
Anytime someone mentions your job, you catch an attitude, You don’t even want to think about your job or your employer when you are off.
11. You want to quit. You wouldn’t care if you got fired so you can claim unemployment.
You know unemployment don’t pay much, but at this point you don’t care. Well.. just a little bit because you know how your life is set up and it’s more than what unemployment pays.
“When one door is closed, don’t you know that many more are open.” – Bob Marley
12. You have been checking your benefit programs regularly, i.e., health insurance, 401k, life insurance, etc.
You have excellent health benefits and you know the Cobra Plan is expensive. You see your 401k balance and you question living on it. Life insurance outside your employer would be expensive because you’ve gotten older. All of these facts keep you at a job you hate and you are constantly questioning, “do I stay and deal with a bad boss and horrible coworkers or do I take the risk and quit?”
Nevertheless, if you are going to spend eight hours a day and forty hours a week anywhere, especially a job, then you should enjoy it. Life is short only if you aren’t living. Are you living your best life? What type of job would you do if you could? How much money would you desire to make?
When you encounter signs of workplace burnout or stress, you may need to access your purpose and your why. What is your purpose in life? What do you really want to do for a career? Why are you not doing it?
If work doesn’t give you peace, satisfaction and joy, that may be your reason to dive deeper into what it is you really want to do in life. Work isn’t always fun, but it certainly shouldn’t drain you everyday and you should enjoy the work you do. Learn what I do to help you. Check out these business and life resources.
What are your thoughts? Leave me a comment. Until next time, blessings and peace.