Emotional burnout has many faces. Sometimes we intentionally set the alarm earlier just to have more time for lying in bed and hating our lives. Sometimes we discretely repeat our boss’s hideous tasks in Alvin and the Chipmunks’ voices. And sometimes we don’t even realize the fact that we’ve burnt out.

Emotional burnout is always about relationships with yourself or with the people around you. You can do your job perfectly, but if you have tense relations with the team, you’ll always feel uncomfortable. Eventually, you’ll start getting nervous, losing energy and, slowly, burning out.

In order to comprehend whether you’ve entered a burnout phase or not, check out these indicators:

  • Reluctant involvement in the surrounding reality, automatic work, robot-like behavior;
  • Constant frustration — you’re irritated by your colleagues, weather, politicians, etc.;
  • Frequent conflicts or, on the contrary, isolation from your team;
  • Self-destructive behavior — alcohol abuse, over-eating or even maniac training for a triathlon;
  • Fictional diseases — you always feel that there is something very wrong with your stomach, so you need to take about 15 days off.

The reasons that cause burnouts are usually related to our personalities. In order to get a better understanding of how your personal kryptonite looks like, check out these seven most common personality types:

Unfortunately, there is no magical way of dealing with burnouts. But there are some universal recommendations that can help you support your emotional wellbeing.

  • Know yourself. Define your personality type and realize what can mess you up. Then dig deeper: find out the details of your epigenetics, circadian rhythms, the specifics of your serotonin-dopamine system and so on. It may be hard to do this on your own, so check out the next step.
  • Get help. We are talking about professional consultations that can help improve your self-awareness and define the best strategy to deal with burnouts.
  • Ecology of relationships. Since burnouts are connected to relations, put some extra attention there in particular. Seek to build harmonious and comforting relationships.
  • Meditate and relax. Here we have a couple of methods that can help you out.
  • Keep an eye on your nutrition and don’t forget to exercise. Of course, these are the basic recommendations but you can’t preserve your emotional wellness without them.

There is always something hidden behind burnouts, as well as behind the personality of those who suffer from burnouts. In order to develop a successful strategy against burnouts, you should go for an individual approach. Take care of yourself and don’t be afraid to ask for help if you feel that you need it.

Here, at Beetroot, we know how important mental health is. From time to time we hold events dedicated to this topic. You can follow us on Facebook to get the updates on the next #beetrootoyourself event.

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