Are You Burnt Out?
Burnout is a three-component syndrome that arises out of workplace stress. The most common symptoms are unnatural exhaustion and emotional fatigue, decreased productivity, and cynicism. The term “burnout” originated in the 1970s by psychologist Dr. Herbert Freudenberger. After studying the staff and clients of a medical clinic, Freudenberger defined burnout as “a state of mental and physical exhaustion caused by one’s professional life.” He compared those suffering to a burn