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The Symptoms of Burnout! Business/ Medicine (dostęp abonamentowy)

What are the warning signs- how do you know that the burnout is approaching, and you need to take action?

Health issues

  • impact on – wpływ na …
  • approach to work – podejście do pracy
  • worth the consequences – warte konsekwencji
  • affect health – negatywnie wpływać na zdrowie

Zwróćcie uwagę, że ‘affect’ stosujemy przede wszystkim w kontekstach negatywnych

Burnout has a  negative impact on your physical and mental health. Whether you’re experiencing back pain, depression, heart disease, obesity, or you’re just getting sick a lot, you need to consider the role your work is playing in this. You’ll know when burnout affects your health, and you’ll just have to decide whether your approach to work is worth the consequences.

Cognitive difficulties

  • executive capabilities – możliwości wykonawcze
  • decision-making abilities – umiejętności podejmowania decyzji
  • forget crucial assignments – zapominać o podstawowych/ najważniejszych zadaniach
  • outburst of anger – wybuch złości
  • make poor decisions – podejmować niewłaściwe decyzje

‘poor’ jest często stosowanym słowem w znaczeniu ‘nieodpowiedni’, ‘niewłaściwy’, ‘błędny’, ‘niskiej jakości’, np. poor performance of the engine- słaba/ zła/ nieodpowiednia praca silnika, poor presentation- słaba prezentacja, poor results- słabe wyniki.

Research shows that stress decreases our  executive capabilities and in consequence impacts your memory, decision-making abilities, emotional control, and focus. When you notice that you make basic mistake, forget crucial assignments, have outbursts of anger, or make poor decisions,  you have probably burnt out.

Issues at  work and problems with personal relationships.

  • interfere with … – przeszkadzać w …
  • disrupt – zakłócać
  • take toll – wywierać negatywne konsekwencje
  • develop aggressive behavior patterns – wykazywać agresywne modele zachowań
  • get involved in … – angażować się w …
  • conflicts over mundane issues – konflikty na temat banalnych problemów

‘develop’ ma wiele znaczeń, to nie tylko ‘rozwijać’, ale także ‘opracowywać’, np. develop new software, ‘zachorować’- develop cancer, etc.

Stress interferes with … and disrupts everything you do, particularly how you interact with people. Even when you feel that you’re keeping your stress under control at work, it can take its toll at home. Your relationships are likely to suffer.  Stress makes many people more likely to develop aggressive behavior patterns, lose their cool, and get involved in unnecessary conflicts over mundane issues. Others are more inclined to withdraw and avoid people they care about.

Do you take your work home? Do you suffer from fatigue?

  • indicator – wskazówka
  • result in … – skutkować …
  • get through the day – przetrwać dzień

‘result in … ‘ – ‘skutkować ….’/ ‘result from …’ – ‘wynikać z’- np.  His  family problems resulted from the overwork- Jego problemy wynikały z przepracowania, ale Overwork resulted in his family problems.

When you can’t stop thinking about work when you should concentrate on your family life, passions,  proper amount of sleep, it’s a strong indicator  that you’re burning out. Burnout often results in  exhaustion because of the toll stress takes on your mind and body. The symptoms of burnout fatigue are waking up with no energy after a good night’s sleep, drinking large amounts of caffeine to get you through the day, or having trouble staying awake at work.

Negativity

  • judge others – oceniać innych
  • take hold of – opanować

Burnout can turn you very negative, even when you’re usually a positive person. If you find yourself focusing on the down side of situations, judging others and feeling cynical, it’s clear that negativity has taken hold of you and it’s time for you to do something about it.

Decreased satisfaction/ motivation loss

  • nagging sense of dissatisfaction – prześladujące poczucie
  • commence a job – podjąć pracę
  • complete the tasks successfully – zrealizować zadanie z sukcesem
  • miss deadlines – nie zrealizować zadań w terminie
  • let people down – zawieść ludzi

Burnout almost always leads to a nagging sense of dissatisfaction. Projects and people that used to get you excited no longer do so. This decrease  in satisfaction makes work very difficult. We commence  jobs in a honeymoon phase: here motivation comes naturally. In a burnout state, you struggle to find the motivation to get the job done. It may happen that you complete the tasks successfully,  but the motivation that used to drive you is gone. Your motivation to work no longer stems from passion but from fear of missing deadlines, letting people down, or getting fired.

Performance issues

  • high achievers – najlepsi/ najambitniejsi
  • dip in performance – spadek jakości pracy

People who burn out are often high achievers, so when their performance begins to slip, others don’t always notice. You must monitor your now slippage! It’s crucial to monitor your slippage.  If you see a dip in your performance, it’s time to determine if burnout is the reason of it.

Poor self-care

  • succumb to temptations – ulegać pokusom
  • compromise decision-making – obniżać możliwości podejmowania decyzji
  • lower level of confidence – niski poziom pewności siebie

Life is a constant struggle against the things that feel good momentarily but aren’t good for you. When you experience burnout, your self-control wanes and you find yourself succumbing to temptations more easily. This is largely due to the way that stress compromises your decision-making and self-control and also partially due to lower levels of confidence and motivation.

Wpis przygotowany na podstawie artykułu: 10 signs you are burning out and … how to stop it. LINK.