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We all stress in our own ways but if we’re letting it build up in our lives we’re making serious mistakes. The more you refuse to address the things going on within the more present they will be in your external life.

Burnout is something that happens when the stress of life has become too much. It leaves us facing physical symptoms and feeling as if there is no light at the end of the tunnel. We are unable to see the good around us because the ‘bad’ is so extremely overwhelming.

When facing burnout, you need to know how to turn things around properly. Sure, there is no legitimate clinical diagnosis for burnout but if you’ve ever faced it you know how real it is. When we get to this point we find ourselves exhausted and unwilling to move forward. We lose all motivation and become quite stuck in where we are.

Burnout in itself is a state of emotional, physical, and mental exhaustion according to Help Guide. This state is caused by excessive and prolonged stress and should not be ignored. Because the world around us is so demanding it’s easy to fall into this kind of thing without realizing before things are at an ‘extreme’ place.

If stress has you feeling as if you’re at a place you cannot get away from or being held back unable to break free – you could be facing burnout. In order to gain control back over your life, you need to take some steps towards freeing yourself. To begin with, recognizing what you’re dealing with is a big step. You can’t move on if you don’t know why you’re stuck in the first place, right?

From here you should work to undo the damage that you’ve managed to do or have done. While that is no easy task you can get it accomplished if you are willing to manage your stress properly and reach out to those who care for you. We all have a support system we can lean on when we need to, do so.

After you’ve managed to get things evened back out moving forth will become quite easy for you. You can work to overcome the stress of your everyday life and stop letting it build up by continuing to manage it more properly. Take care of yourself on all levels, don’t just go through the motions of your everyday processes.

When it comes to this kind of thing boundaries are extremely important. Don’t keep saying yes and agreeing to do things when you’re already overwhelmed. If you have too much on your plate those who care about you will understand.

For more information on burnout and how to deal with it please check out the video below. This is something each of us will face at some point in our lives. The more you know about it the better prepared you will be when it presents itself before you.