You may be thinking that stress and burnout are one in the same. However, although the two share similar characteristics there are clear differences between them. Stress is short-term and usually sparked by tight deadlines or a large project. Burnout usually occurs over a longer period of time. You may start to feel as though the work you do is meaningless, you no longer have the drive to perform in the way you once did, or your workload has increased beyond a sustainable point.
With that said, burnout can be avoided. Keep reading if your interested in finding out strategies on how to do so.
Work with purpose
Perform a job analysis
“Give” to others
Learn to manage stress
The consequences of burnout can be severe. Not only can your productivity dramatically drop but it can impact your career as well as others in the long term. You may also begin to find excuses and ways to miss work or take days off sick. Don’t let burnout get the best of you and your achievements. If stress and burnout are having a major impact on your health, you may want to seek advice from an appropriate health care professional.