There are days when we feel overloaded or exhausted and dragging ourselves out of bed requires the strength of Mike Tyson. If you feel this way most of the time, you may be suffering from burnout.

Burnout is a state of excessive and prolonged stress that leaves you emotionally, physically, and mentally exhausted. When this happens, one becomes emotionally drained, overwhelmed, and incapable of meeting constant demands.

Pay attention to the red flags.

Burnout doesn’t happen overnight, it’s a process, but you can prevent a major breakdown if you pay attention to the symptoms and tackle them actively. Tiredness, frequent headaches, irregular sleeping habits, loss of motivation, transferred aggression, and changes in appetite are common signs of burnout.

What stresses you out?

Is it work stress? Are you in a toxic relationship? It might be your diet. Whether you recognise the warning signs of impending burnout or you’re already past the breaking point, trying to push through without making changes will only cause further emotional and physical damage.

What can we do?

Although there is no quick fix, there are ways to manage stress and feel better. Identify your stressors, talk to a friend, exercise regularly, take breaks, eat adequately, and get enough rest.

Astymin is a uniquely formulated blend of amino acids, including Lysine, which helps in stress responses and reduces the risk of chronic diseases associated with psychosocial stress.

Stress is an unavoidable part of life but we must all learn to cope with it. In essence, we must understand that stress is not the problem but your inability to cope with it is.