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6 Signs You’re Burnt Out, Not Lazy – Psych2Go

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1. You feel disconnected from everything

You might be experiencing depersonalization, or the “persistent feeling of being detached from one’s self”

People with known depersonalization (H/O trauma/substance abuse) have described feeling a strange sort of emotional numbness and emptiness, like they were “watchi...

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2. You used to be motivated

If you were simply a lazy person, then it would stand to reason that you’ve always been a lazy person, maybe with a few rare exceptions.

But if you used to be self-motivated and high achieving, often excelling in certain areas, and have only recently become exhausted, apathetic, a...

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3. You used to be passionate

Earlier, you used to have things you were passionate about but now, may be struggling to find interest or enjoyment in it anymore.

Whether it’s creativity, writing, sport, or just your academic/professional performance in general, burnout can make it seem hard for you to d...

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4. You've become moody and irritable

Do you find yourself snappy and easily irritated suddenly? Do you often feel emotionally out of control nowadays but can't explain why? Well, moodiness and irritability are common but often overlooked signs of burnout.

Lazy people, on the other hand, are a stark contrast to this, because t...

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5. You've neglected your self care

One of the most distressing warning signs that someone may be emotionally and physically burnt out is if they start neglecting their self-care and socially withdrawing from others which wasn't the case before.

There can be changes in the eating and/or sleeping patterns & stopping any effor...

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6. These changes have happened gradually

Burnouts develop in stages.

So all of the points mentioned before – won’t just happen overnight. Studies show that there are actually five major stages of burnout, each with increasing degrees of severity: the honeymoon phase,the onset of stress, chronic stress, burnout,and habitual burno...

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Spot the signs and seek help

The earlier you spot the signs of burnout, the easier it will be for you to get help and recover from it.

That’s why it’s so important to raise awareness about burnout instead of simply dismissing it as “laziness” like most people tend to do.

So if you or anyone you...

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