Burnout: a silent danger for employees

Table of Contents

chica cansada

Curious fact: The average U.S. citizen works 50 hours a week, making the United States the country with the highest risk of burnout.

We often reach the end of the year emotionally, mentally, and physically exhausted; this is mainly due to the wear and tear generated by overworking, as well as stress, feeling overwhelmed or dissatisfied with your job. The chances that you may suffer from burnout syndrome, are very high, especially if you live in the United States, where the average person spends 40% of his or her day working. If you are interested in learning more about this phenomenon that happens to thousands of people, keep on reading.

What is burnout syndrome?

Professional burnout syndrome is a state of exhaustion that goes hand in hand with a stressful lifestyle due mainly to overwork. However, it can also have to do with other factors, such as demanding activities outside of work, perfectionism, or a stressful lifestyle.
It is important to note that, although burnout syndrome is not a disease as such, it should not be taken lightly, as it can be the origin of other mental and physical health problems, which could have more serious repercussions.

Burnout symptoms and treatment

Given the fact that we are so prone to burnout syndrome, it is very important that we know how to recognize the symptoms it generates in those who suffer from it, because as we mentioned before, burnout can precede other health issues. If you are a person with a stressful lifestyle, we recommend you pay attention to the following list:
  • Recurrent or permanent feelings of exhaustion
  • Lack of motivation or dissatisfaction in the work area
  • Headaches or backaches
  • Nausea
  • Difficulty falling asleep
  • Muscle tension
  • Irritability
  • Lack of interest in things
  • Reducing contact with other people
consulta médica
If by reading this list, you were able to recognize some of the symptoms in yourself, it is a good idea to go to a mental health professional, who will provide you with the necessary support: in most cases of burnout, the patient is able to improve quickly with the relevant psychological support, which consists of cognitive therapy, and activities that the patient enjoys.


Let’s remember that it is better to prevent situations that put our health at risk: burnout syndrome develops over time, which gives us the opportunity to stop it before it is too late. The first factor to consider when preventing it is to learn to recognize when stress is getting out of hand, and to counteract it with activities that we enjoy and that relax us. On the other hand, it is important that we learn to set limits within our work, for example, in terms of working hours. Third, it will be very helpful to adopt healthy habits, such as healthy eating and regular exercise.
Taking the above tips into account, and putting them into practice continuously, will help you prevent physical, emotional, and mental wear and tear that could have negative effects on your physical and mental health.

True story

Maggie Supernova is a yoga instructor and now a burnout prevention coach, however, she suffered from burnout herself. Maggie is a self-described perfectionist and says that she was always used to being the best and nothing else, yet when she got home, Maggie felt stressed, overwhelmed, exhausted, and depressed. Her burnout began to have serious consequences, as she slept no more than 4 hours a night, had a weak immune system, problems with her digestive system, excessive alcohol consumption and cried four times a day. However, Maggie decided to ignore her body and kept pushing herself, until finally, her body couldn’t take it anymore: she didn’t have the energy to even get out of bed.
Afterwards, Maggie got professional help and received the tools she needed to regain control of her life. Looking back on that period of her life, she realizes the importance of having obtained the help that brought her happiness back, and she is now dedicated to helping others who are in a similar situation.
Read her testimony here: https://www.maggiesupernova.com/my-burnout-story

Health insurance

It is well known that taking care of our mental health is as important as taking care of the body. Therefore, in BYBS we want to help you have a healthy mind and live your life to the fullest. Take care of your mind and body while we look after your integrity, finding and building coverages that best suit you.For more information visit our website, where you will find the different coverages we offer. We have guaranteed approval coverage, which allows you to enroll regardless of your health status, or for those who do not qualify for public health insurance. (healthcare.gov) #CallBlanca (202) 316-4503


As individuals, we are working more and more under increasingly overwhelming conditions, which can take its toll on the levels of pressure we feel. Therefore we may confuse stress with burnout syndrome, and not take the necessary measures to get rid of it. Now you know that this can generate more health problems if left untreated, so do not forget the importance of maintaining a balance between your work life and your physical and mental health. Always keep in mind that it is very important to take care of your health in order to be able to perform properly in your job and take into consideration that it is valid to seek help when you need it.
Licensed in: FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, MD, MI, MO, NC, NE, NV, OH, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WV.

Terms of Use: Any information read or acted upon that is found or in entirety on this blog are subject to the terms of use. You are reading this blg of your own free will. Any recommendations, links you click or content you consume is of your own personal choice. Reading this blog and taking any recommended actions is done so at your own risk. For example, if we recommend a product or service that you don’t like, we will not able to assist you.

Copyright Policy: Unless otherwise noted. ByBs Group LLC is the copyright holder of all content appearing on BlancaYourBestSolution.com You may not republish, reprint or reuse content wihtout expressed written consent.

Disclaimer: This is a personal blog. Any opinion presented on this blog is personal and belongs to the owner of the blog and does not represent the organization that may or may not be associated with personal or professional capacity. Any opinion or point of view is not intended to offend any religion, ethnic group, club, organization, company or individual. All content on this blog is presented for informational purposes only.

The owner of this blog is not responsible for the accuracy or completeness of the information on this site or that found by following any link on this site. The owner is not responsible for any error or omission in this information or availability thereof. The Owner is not responsible for any loss, injury or damage arising from the viewing or use of this information.
Copyright 2022 © Blanca Your Best Solution. All rights reserved.

Also you can read:

Subscribe now to our newsletter!
Select Language »