Professional exhaustion, or burnout, is a state of emotional, mental, and physical exhaustion caused by excessive stress. Burnout typically stems from the job, but can be caused by any situation that involves being overworked and undervalued. Unlike stress, burnout refers to feeling empty and beyond caring, as opposed to caring too much. You feel helpless, de-motivated, and depressed. Whether you’re a highly paid executive, or a stay at home mother, burnout can happen to anyone, at anytime.
The most common cause of burnout is work. Work-related burnout is caused by having little or no control over your work, unclear or overly demanding expectations, lack of recognition for good work, doing work that is monotonous, and working in a high pressure environment. Professional exhaustion doesn’t happen overnight, which can make it difficult to spot. It grows over time, eventually producing feelings of failure, defeat, and detachment. Leaving these feelings alone only makes the problem worse. Trying to forge ahead as normal will only cause further physical, and more importantly, emotional damage.
If you recognize these signs in yourself, it’s never too late to get help. At Renaissance Malibu, we offer comprehensive treatment to help aid in your recovery. Professional exhaustion is difficult to conquer alone, and at Renaissance Malibu we offer the support and time away you need to overcome feelings of burnout and re-evaluate your goals and priorities. The only way to recover from burnout is to take a major step away from the cause of it and start over. With our trained staff and excellent facilities, we offer the best solutions to professional exhaustion.