We all experience stress from time to time. If we allow stress to go unchecked, it may lead to feeling distressed. The longer we function in distress the more likely we are to experience burnout. Symptoms of burnout include fatigue, feeling apathetic, physical symptoms such as headaches, and changes to sleep. Burnout can resemble symptoms of other mental health and medical conditions. It is important to follow up with your medical provider if you notice changes to your typical functioning.
Reference: The Cleveland Clinic
One way to combat burnout is with Self-Care. Self-Care is encouraged for all individuals, not just those experiencing distress. A well-maintained self-care plan may help you build resilience to stress overall. Resiliency, self-care, and holistic wellness go hand in hand.
Reference; “The value of intentional self-care practices: The effects of mindfulness on improving job satisfaction, teamwork, and workplace environments”