Unfortunately, many people experience burnout from their job. In the course of working in your job, you may experience numerous job stressors, which exacerbates and adds to your stressors in your personal life. These stressors include the pressures from the job, relationship problems, illness in the family, obligations with child rearing, looking after your elderly parents, and financial burdens. The problem with all these stressors is that, if you don’t address these stressors and ignore them, then this could lead to being stressed-out, also known as burnout. The following video details the development of burnout:
So what happens is that, if you do not deal with your stressors, then you can become burnt out, or stressed out. And this is the phenomenon that occurs when your coping skills are not able to handle all the stressors that you’re encountering. So when you are burnt out or stressed out, then this can lead to a departure from your job. Because what happens is that you become irritable, depressed, start having sleep problems, start calling in sick, and your job performance decreases.
So what commonly occurs when you are stressed out is that you might have an adjustment disorder, and you may have anxiety and depressive symptoms. So what happens is that you might depart from your job as either you just don’t show up, or you might get fired because of performance issues. If you don’t address the adjustment disorder, then this can lead to a depressive disorder or an anxiety disorder, and then you will need to seek treatment from your medical doctor and a therapist.
So the end result of being stressed out or burnt out, or having anxiety/depression, is that it could lead to departure from your job either from you being late for work or not showing up anymore, or for poor job performance issues.
So the key here is to address your stress by intervening and handling your stressors when they occur, so that it does not lead to burnout. The interventions can include things such as self-help, finding out more information on how to help yourself, or visiting a therapist. Many employers also have an employee assistance program, also known as an EAP, where you can talk with a counselor in your EAP program for help with your stressors, so that it does not affect your job performance.