With spring fast approaching this is typically the time of year when the winter blues start to lift, and we begin to feel more energized and enthusiastic as temperatures warm up, and daylight increases.
This year however, a year into Covid-19 the pandemic, things may feel much different for many of us. Many are feelings the effects of burnout with continuing to juggle increased childcare duties and homeschooling while trying to work from home, as well as dealing with additional worries such as finances, illness, and loss of employment. Burnout is unmistakably on the rise, and has been since the pandemic started.
This is what prolonged chronic stress and burnout look like: Disrupted sleep. Waking up tired. Cynicism. Lack of enthusiasm. Lack of energy and ability to cope. Loss of confidence in our abilities. Feeling empty and irritable. Increased physical pain. To name a few.
Burnout symptoms can’t be overlooked, because they can quickly spiral into depression.