This year, the World Health Organization defined workplace burn-out as, quote, “chronic workplace stress that has not been successfully managed.” And a recent survey found 54% of people think it’s a serious problem at their job.
Here are five signs YOU might be burnt out at work and need a vacation. Or maybe even a new job . . .
1. A sudden lack of motivation. Especially with parts of your job you used to enjoy.
2. You’re easily annoyed. Especially if it happens a lot, then you look back and realize you overreacted.
3. Your personality has changed. Like you used to be easygoing, but you’ve been complaining a lot lately. Or it could be subtle. Like you used to be talkative, and now you keep to yourself.
4. A sense of disengagement toward your job, or your co-workers. Maybe you don’t have a team mentality as much as you used to.
5. Physical symptoms. Things like headaches, tired eyes, or a tight neck could be a sign you’re overworked or holding a lot of stress.