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What can cause a burnout? Psychologist explains

Published on Dec 04, 2023 05:00 PM IST
  • From lack of community to work overload, here are a few reasons that can cause burnout.
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Burnout is the state when a person faces complete exhaustion. Be it physical, emotional or mental, burnout happens when a person is exposed to prolonged stress. "These are the six triggers: work overload, lack of control, insufficient rewards, absence of fairness, lack of community and conflicting values," wrote Psychologist Alf Lokkertsen.(Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Dec 04, 2023 05:00 PM IST

Burnout is the state when a person faces complete exhaustion. Be it physical, emotional or mental, burnout happens when a person is exposed to prolonged stress. "These are the six triggers: work overload, lack of control, insufficient rewards, absence of fairness, lack of community and conflicting values," wrote Psychologist Alf Lokkertsen.(Unsplash)

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Work overload can give us the sense that we do not have enough time to finish the work. This also makes us not have a proper work-life balance. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Work overload can give us the sense that we do not have enough time to finish the work. This also makes us not have a proper work-life balance. (Unsplash)

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When we feel that we do not have any autonomy or control over the tasks that we are doing, it makes us feel more helpless. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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When we feel that we do not have any autonomy or control over the tasks that we are doing, it makes us feel more helpless. (Unsplash)

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Even after being overworked and exhausted, when there is no reward or gratitude shown to us for our performance, it can lead to burnout. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Even after being overworked and exhausted, when there is no reward or gratitude shown to us for our performance, it can lead to burnout. (Unsplash)

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Cynicism also causes burnout – this happens when we are not treated fairly, and our trust is broken. This further makes us question the system. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Cynicism also causes burnout – this happens when we are not treated fairly, and our trust is broken. This further makes us question the system. (Unsplash)

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The lack of a community where we can fall back on people who care about us and who we feel safe around can be a major cause of burnout. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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The lack of a community where we can fall back on people who care about us and who we feel safe around can be a major cause of burnout. (Unsplash)

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Conflicting values, especially in a workspace, can make it difficult for us to align, agree and collaborate. This makes us feel burnt out more.(Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Dec 04, 2023 05:00 PM IST

Conflicting values, especially in a workspace, can make it difficult for us to align, agree and collaborate. This makes us feel burnt out more.(Unsplash)

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