Signs That You're More Than Tired [EP:005]

Have you lost your energy? Is it harder to get things done? Do you struggle focusing on others and showing empathy? We all go through seasons of pouring ourselves out, but how do you know when you’ve more than just tired? In this episode, I am going to unpack my working definition of burnout and share a few signs that might indicate there’s more going on than just you being tired.

 

Working Definition of Burnout

"Burnout is a state of emotional, physical, and mental exhaustion caused by excessive and prolonged stress. It occurs when you feel overwhelmed, emotionally drained, and unable to meet constant demands. As the stress continues, you begin to lose the interest and motivation that led you to take on a certain role in the first place.”

 

Here are some signs that you are more than tired:

  • Anger
  • Bitterness, resentment
  • Blaming everyone else for why you’re struggling
  • Don’t really care about the outcomes…(different than caring but leaving the outcomes to God)
  • Loss of passion, drive (in relationships, in roles, in the things that you love…movies, going on a day trip)
  • Lack of joy
  • Critical spirit…judgmental
  • Downcast, defeated
  • Cynical
  • Uncontrolled emotions

 

These are just a few signs that you are more than tired. And while burnout is complex and all too common, if you think you are more than tired, you’re not stuck. Yes, this is your current reality but things can change.

 

You can change.

 

Your rhythms can change. Your boundaries can change. Your mindset can change. You can be a part of a community that encourages, empowers and equips you to break free from unhealthy patterns. There is hope. There is healing. There is wholeness in Christ.

 

If you think you are dealing with a form of burnout or you’re not sure…don’t try and navigate this road alone. Reach out. If you don’t have someone you can trust to process with, reach out to me. I’d love to listen to your story and help you discern your next right step. You can email me HERE or you can schedule a Zoom call HERE.

 

No hidden agenda. Just space to pause and share where you find yourself these days.

Burnout Definition

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