Do you feel that you have been experiencing a lot of pressure and stress for an extended period of time? Do you feel like you have to drag yourself to work? Then be sure to read this blog! This blog discusses issues that were also covered in the previous blogs. If you do not understand concepts, it is recommended to read the two previous blogs.
What is overstraining of the body?
Prolonged exposure to negative stress compensated with low energy givers can lead to overstrain. We speak of overstrain if you have been experiencing tension symptoms for at least three months and when functioning in the social, societal or professional spheres is diminished. By tension symptoms we mean emotionally unstable, forgetful, physical and mental fatigue, sleep problems, etc. If nothing changes in the person's lifestyle, overexertion can cause burnout.
What is burnout?
Burnout often occurs after years of exhaustion of the body. It occurs when people maintain a certain lifestyle despite stress and tension symptoms. We speak of a burnout when symptoms of overstrain are present for at least 6 months. Regardless, burnout does need to be diagnosed by a doctor before we can use this term.
What to do?
If you are suffering from overstrain or feel like you have burnout. We recommend that you see your family doctor. He or she can then further investigate with you what is going on. You can then work with this doctor to find a coach, psychotherapist or, for example, a psychologist who can help you improve this situation.