The Physical Side of Burnout & Fatigue

It doesn't take a rocket scientist or psychiatrist to tell you that there are physical symptoms that come along with fatigue. You may be experiencing both obvious and not-so-obvious symptoms. Feeling tired is common even in the healthiest of people, but burnout tired is magnified by multiple issues co-mingling together.

Let's look at two lists: obvious physical side effects of burnout and fatigue, and some not-so-obvious signs.


  • Weight Gain
  • Weight Loss
  • Insomnia
  • Oversleeping
  • Irritability
  • Anxiety
  • Physical Pain

Not so obvious:

  • Hair Loss
  • Digestive Issues
  • Skin Rashes
  • Adrenal Fatigue
  • Memory Loss
  • Feelings of Isolation
  • Chronic Illness

Did you recognise any of your symptoms on either list? Truth is, there are even more items that could be listed and attributed to burnout. By the time your body is reflecting the symptoms of burnout, you are at a point where you will need to take significant action to get things back in order.

Be honest with yourself about your level of fatigue and...

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Are You Getting Enough Sleep?

How do you feel about the quantity and quality of your sleep? If you are fighting fatigue and burnout, one of the first evaluations you should make begins in your bedroom. The quantity and quality of restful sleep you are experiencing is directly related to your ability to manage stress.

Sleep is our body's time to repair and rejuvenate itself from the damage accrued in day-to-day life. How we sleep is as important as our actual need to sleep. Being able to sleep in a safe and comfortable environment, free from distractions, is key to nurturing meaningful rest periods.

Here are three 'thieves' that rob you of quality sleep:

Inconsistent bedtimes - Do the demands of your day dictate when you go to sleep and what time you wake up? Working until the wee hours of the night and getting up before dawn aren't best practice for your well-being. Setting a designated bedtime and sticking to it will encourage you to stay focused and finish your work in the times you are awake. Pareto's...

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