Over thirty-plus years working in the early learning profession I've come to understand very clearly that many caregivers and parents spend huge parts of their day wrapped up in understanding and meeting the needs of other people--while neglecting their own needs. Can you tell a toddler's going to poop in the next 8 minutes from … Continue reading Burnout | What Do You Need?
Jobs can be tedious and dull. They can consume a huge portion of our time, often seemingly to no avail. However, while a lot of us may feel like that some days, there is a syndrome called burnout, which may seriously affect a portion of the employees in a company. The professional burnout can be a response to chronic job stress. It can be defined by breaking it into three components: emotional exhaustion, personal accomplishment, and depersonalization. As a person endures ongoing, chronic job-related stress, their coping mechanism may deplete.
If you have ever experienced the soul-sucking symptoms of job burnout, you know that it is painful on multiple levels. You dread going to work in the morning. You start your countdown toward Friday afternoon on Monday morning. You live for weekends and vacations, but they can't come around often enough to keep you from feeling the ill effects of your burnout.