Emotional Signs of Burnout

Burnout can sneak up on you if you aren’t guarding yourself against it. But to set boundaries and establish other methods of protection, you need to know how burnout reveals itself.

woman showing emotional signs of burnout

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The signs of burnout can come out in many ways that are physical, emotional, behavioral, and mental. A person might primarily experience one of these or a combination of these symptoms.

Here are some emotional signs of burnout to watch for:

  • Emotionally exhausted
  • Irritable or impatient with others at work
  • Pessimistic
  • Cynical
  • Low satisfaction from progress/achievement

Are there additional emotional signs of burnout you would add to this list?

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