When You’re A Burn Out

Fotolia_75624889_Subscription_Monthly_M.pngI know you were ready to assume i meant people who burn out from using drugs, but this is bigger than drug abuse! Every emotion you feel is internally running via finite brain chemicals, pumping through fragile organs, and irritation sensitive muscles, that erode in time from natural use alone! Needless to say, all emotional processing systems from highs to lows are subject to eventual burnout. However are you burning out before you may have naturally?! The world is becoming historically divided, amazingly argumentive, and stressed to systematic snapping points! So what will be the result of this emotional overload in our hyper inflated stressful world? I hope the finale of all this simply bows out with people looking inward to find a deeper version of themselves who realizes all this stressing out, is actially self harm. Yet if they don’t catch on, the following article excerpt explains, how THEY WILL burn out!

(When you’re stressed, your whole nervous system reacts and releases specific hormones (adrenaline and cortisol) into your blood stream. These hormones speed up your heart rate, breathing rate, blood pressure and metabolism.

This can be a good thing as it can motivate you or help you get through a tough situation. Changes in your body as a result of stress can increase your ability to feel:

  • alert
  • energised
  • switched on
  • motivated
  • more resourceful.

In the long term, though, the pressure that stress puts on your body is bad for both your physical health and emotional wellbeing. Eventually, too much stress on your body over a long period of time can cause you to burn out. Burnout is a state of complete mental, physical and emotional exhaustion.

Ongoing stress

It’s easier to prevent burning out if you’re able to identify early on the signs of experiencing too much stress. If you’re too stressed for too long, you might feel:

  • angry or annoyed for no reason
  • anxious or worried all the time
  • like you want to withdraw from people
  • extra-sensitive to things that wouldn’t normally get on your nerves
  • useless or incapable.

Or you may notice physical effects, such as:

  • stomach issues, such as indigestion or even diarrhoea
  • headaches
  • muscle and back pain
  • problems with getting to sleep
  • eating more or less than usual
  • raised heart rate.

You might not experience all of these signs, but any one of them could be an indication that your stress level is getting too high.


Long-term stress is exhausting, and can prevent you from taking part in activities that you normally find meaningful. This is burnout. Some of the signs of burnout include:

  • feeling exhausted and unable to perform basic tasks
  • losing motivation in many aspects of your life, including your work and friendships
  • feeling unable to focus or concentrate on tasks
  • feeling empty or lacking in emotion
  • losing your passion and drive
  • experiencing conflict in your relationships with co-workers, friends and family
  • withdrawing emotionally from friends and family.

Essentially, when you’ve reached the point of burnout, it can feel like you’ve had the life sucked out of you. You no longer feel capable of caring about what’s important to you, to making any effort, or staying motivated.)

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