Throughout a professional life, it is possible for many people to suffer stress in your workplace due to different circumstanceswhich may or may not be justified.

Work stress can be temporary, but when it becomes frequent, it can become chronic, which leads to in what is known as burnout or burnout syndrome.

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This problem can arise, for example, when there is an overload of work, due to lack of control or due to work pressure itselfl, especially in people who are very perfectionists or who have an unrealistic ideal of the profession, as indicated by the Organization of Consumers and Users (OCU).

Symptoms of burnout

In this way, workers who suffer a situation of work stress that leads to burnt out syndrome, may have the following symptomsas the OCU collects:

  • emotional exhaustion Sustained stress is emotionally draining. This is especially relevant in “exposed” professions such as health.
  • Feeling of depersonalization. Over time, he becomes disconnected from work, from colleagues, from users or clients, to the point of isolating himself and developing negative feelings towards them.
  • Feeling of inadequacy. It responds to the perceived imbalance between the demands, effort, and rewards gained in a highly stressful work environment.
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“In addition to causing significant economic losses (due to absenteeism and sick leave), burnout syndrome It is one of the most serious consequences of work stress. about mental health”, they add, so it is very important to know the symptoms and detect them in time to reverse the situation, even, seeking professional help.

Tips to avoid work stress

To avoid having work stress you have to pay attention to yourself, through these tips to work on self-care:

  • Maintain a healthy lifestyle with regular and sufficient sleep schedules and a healthy and balanced diet.
  • Practicing a sport of moderate intensity is something that helps to disconnect from work and take care of your health.
  • Promoting pleasurable activities outside of work provides other sources of well-being outside of work.
  • Adjust expectations about work, question your own demands and set limits to disconnect and enjoy other things.
  • To the extent possible, manage work time, adjust daily organization, or increase control over daily performance.