How To Prevent Burnout

Updated: Mar 11, 2020


Are you experiencing burnout? Often times we are so overwhelmed with having the responsibility of juggling all the things. How do we deal with burnout from our job and other responsibilities?


Event Planners have one of the MOST stressful positions, but burnout can happen no matter what it is you do for work. The following is an explanation of burnout symptoms and what to do to prevent it.


According to helpguide.org Most of us have days when we feel helpless, overloaded, or unappreciated—when dragging ourselves out of bed requires the determination of Hercules. If you feel like this most of the time, you may be burned out.


Burnout is a gradual process. It doesn’t happen overnight, but it can creep up on you. The signs and symptoms are subtle at first, but become worse as time goes on. Think of the early symptoms as red flags that something is wrong that needs to be addressed. If you pay attention and actively reduce your stress, you can prevent a major breakdown. If you ignore them, you’ll eventually burn out.


Physical signs and symptoms of burnout:

*Feeling tired and drained most of the time

*Lowered immunity, frequent illnesses

*Frequent headaches or muscle pain

*Change in appetite or sleep habits


Emotional signs and symptoms of burnout:

*Sense of failure and self-doubt

*Feeling helpless, trapped, and defeated

*Detachment, feeling alone in the world

*Loss of motivation

*Increasingly cynical and negative

*Decreased satisfaction and sense of accomplishment


Behavioral signs and symptoms of burnout:

*Withdrawing from responsibilities

*Isolating yourself from others

*Procrastinating, taking longer to get things done

*Using food, drugs, or alcohol to cope

*Taking out your frustrations on others

*Skipping work or coming in late and leaving early


Lifestyle causes of burnout:

*Working too much, without enough time for socializing or relaxing

*Lack of close, supportive relationships

*Taking on too many responsibilities, without enough help from others

*Not getting enough sleep


Work-related causes of burnout

*Feeling like you have little or no control over your work