Only 30 percent of employees in America feel engaged at work, according to a 2013 report by Gallup.
Job burnout is a state of physical, emotional or mental exhaustion that happens when you’re stressed at work for too long. Think about this. If you work 40 hours a week at a job you don’t like, that equals to spending more than 1/3 of your waking hours feeling unhappy. Burnout can lead to bigger health problems and shouldn’t be ignored. Here are 5 signs that it may be time for a change.
1. You get stressed from the night before. You had an awesome weekend and then that all too familiar sunday night gloom sets in. Just the thought of going to work Monday morning sparks a stressful body reaction which can include disturbed sleep, worry and irritability.
2. You have to drag yourself to work. You consistently hit the snooze button and once you arrive, it takes you a while to get into work mode.
3. You are less productive. Have you ever noticed that your super efficient when you’re doing something you love? The opposite rings true. If you don’t love what you do, it becomes a chore and takes way longer.
4. You have little patience. Your co-workers, computer errors, long business meetings…everything gets on your nerves.
5. You start having more headaches, backaches or muscle tightness. Remember, stress can affect the body from head to toe. Those new aches and pains can be a result of a stressful work environment.