In carrying out daily activities, of course, various problems often come up and often become obstacles. Among those daily problems, did you know that one of them is burnout? Burnout is a condition where a person feels stressed and tired, because of the work they are doing.
What is burnout?
In May 2019, the World Health Organization (WHO) called burnout a “work fatigue phenomenon”. WHO has also classified it in its most recent International Diseases, where it is described as a “chronic stress from unsuccessfully managed work” syndrome.
According to WHO, this phenomenon has three elements: feeling tired, alienated from work and poor performance at work.
“Burnout is the beginning of depression,” said a psychologist at the University of California Berkeley, launched from Cash. Burnout occurs due to excessive fatigue that causes a loss of passion for work.
3 Criteria for Burnout
Michael Leiter, an organizational psychologist from Acadia University in Canada, revealed that there are 3 criteria for the work fatigue phenomenon, namely exhaustion, cynicism and inefficacy.
Fatigue in a person who is burnout can be physical or mental, so it is difficult to think clearly and takes a long time to finish.
In addition, another burnout criterion is the absence of emotional connection with co-workers as well. Moreover, they tend to withdraw and not socialize with other co-workers.
Furthermore, the last one is the loss of self-confidence in work, making it ineffective in doing a job.
To overcome fatigue at work
Leiter recommends taking cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and taking medication. A therapist will help you identify problems that exist at work. Starting from bad management or inappropriate expectations.
Another way that can be done is seeing new people and changing the way and style of communicating with colleagues. So, they also easily communicate with you.