Four Causes For Burnout

Okay, so if you haven’t heard, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said that burnout can be medically diagnosed.

Which is pretty crazy if you think about it, working too hard a medical diagnosis? This is where the lines could become blurred.

Burnout is a serious condition. It completely changes the way your body functions, your mental state and the way you process emotions. It’s not something to be scoffed at.

For people who have suffered from burnout, they will tell you it changed everything for them. The way they worked, exercised, ate, spent time with family and friends. Literally every aspect.

I understand a lot of people look at burnout as something simple to overcome, it really isn’t that simple.

So let’s break it down, what is burnout?

It is complete physical, mental and emotional exhaustion from experiencing prolonged stress.

I have mentioned in previous articles/blog posts that that stress doesn’t always start off as a negative. For some people, it can be positive.

The WHO has suggested that you get burnout from overworking. But what are the causes?

I think we have to look at a lot of different facets to get to the answer.

1) Expectations

Expectations can cause a lot of conflicts if not managed properly. Whether it’s between managers and employees or the expectations people put on themselves.

Here’s my experience working with clients who have suffered burnout, they usually suffer from their own expectations. Their willing to exceed their any expectation.

Now, I’m not saying