How to Tell When You’re Feeling Burned Out

Are you feeling exhausted and detached after a long week of work or school? You might be experiencing burnout, a common and often misunderstood mental health condition. Burnout goes beyond physical exhaustion and can lead to depersonalization, emotional exhaustion, and detachment. If you’re struggling with burnout, it may be time to seek support to help address it.

Looking to learn more about indicators of burnout? Below are a few of the most common signs:


Pessimism could be a sign of burnout. While stress from work, school, or relationships can trigger pessimistic thoughts, burnout can cause a general sense of negativity and hopelessness all around. Here at Serenity Psychotherapy Group, we understand the impact burnout can have on your life and are here to offer support to help you cope more effectively.

Sleep Issues

Struggling to get a good night’s sleep? It could be a sign of burnout. Individuals experiencing burnout often find it difficult to fall asleep or may wake up frequently throughout the night. Lack of quality sleep can exacerbate stress and perpetuate a vicious cycle of sleeplessness and burnout. If you are noticing any of these signs, it may be time to seek support to gain skills to effectively manage stress so that burnout does not rob you of restful nights.

Sudden Physical Ailments

Experiencing unexplained physical symptoms like headaches or gastrointestinal problems? It could be a sign of burnout. Many individuals who suffer from burnout report experiencing physical symptoms that they’ve never had before. Don’t ignore physical symptoms, as they could be a warning sign of burnout. If you are experiencing any of the mentioned symptoms, it may be time to seek out support.

Is it Time to Speak with Someone?

Don’t ignore the signs of burnout; it’s a serious condition that requires attention. Trying to tough it out and push through can exacerbate the symptoms and cause more harm. It’s essential to prioritize your mental health and seek support when needed. Here at Serenity Psychotherapy Group, LLC, our clinicians are ready to provide the support you need to help you develop skills to manage burnout and improve your overall emotional and mental well-being. If you’re struggling and need someone to talk to, we are here for you. Reach out to us today to schedule your 15-minute free consultation and take the first step towards a healthier and more balanced you.


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