The angel on one shoulder says you really need to start taking care of yourself and stop ignoring the messages your body sends you.
Meanwhile, the devil on the other shoulder says you’ve got to stop whining. Stress is for wimps only and you sure as hell are no wimp.
Tears are welling up in your eyes but – you are no wimp are you? buy cialis 10mg
You man up as you enter the parking lot. The tears, they’ve got to go. You raise your head high and straighten your shoulders. You’re a man, right? You can do this!
And another day goes by.
Another day of you ignoring the signals your body is giving.
Another day closer to a real burnout.
Let me tell you a secret
Your body is telling you something.
Something you better not ignore.
Every burnout is preceded by many warning signs.
Warning signs your body gave.
Yet you choose to ignore them.
To make things easier for you I’ve compiled a list of 5 warning signals that are common with stress related illnesses like burnout.
Let me be clear. You don’t have to recognize all the signals in this article. Stress comes out where your body is weak. This is different for everyone so you most likely won’t recognize all of these signals.
All you’ve got to do is ask yourself these two questions:
1. Do I recognize any of these signals?
2. Am I man enough to admit I might be suffering from stress?
If the answer to the second question is yes, I hope you’re still in time to prevent a burnout from happening to you – and that you’re willing to do something about it.
If the answer to the second question is no, you can stop reading. This article is not for you.
Are you always stretching your neck or back?
Here’s you. Sitting in your chair, behind your desk. You lean back to relax and automatically your hands move to your lower back. You lean further behind while you support your back with your hands. Meanwhile, you twist your neck because it feels stiff. Again. You blame the chair.
Of course, chairs can be the cause of muscle problems in the back or the neck. Or you might have lifted something the wrong way a couple of days ago. Everybody has got back pain once in a while.
Pain from lifting something the wrong way or sitting in the wrong position can cause back problems. Same goes for the neck. But if this pain is muscle related and stays on for longer than a few days, you’ve got to ask yourself. Is it really the chair?
You can deal with this muscle tension by doing relaxation therapy or visit a physical therapist. Don’t worry. It won’t go overnight. But it will get better if you work on it.
Did you eat something wrong for the third time this week?
Yeah, we all eat something that wasn’t right every once in a while. This might cause your stomach to get upset. That is normal. It’s not normal if this happens several times a week or even every day.
Stomach problems that can be caused by stress are:
- Stomach Ulcers
- Reoccurring chronic pain in the upper belly viagra tablets
You might experience regurgitation, a blown up belly, a burning sensation in your belly or pain in your upper belly behind your sternum.
Take these signals serious if you want to prevent a burnout from happening.
Feeling stuffy and breathing fast?
Airway infection right? I bet you say that to everyone. That’s what I told everybody. Several times on antibiotics, a visit to the ER and yet nobody seemed to know what was wrong with me. I was diagnosed with hyperventilation syndrome eventually. That is so not cool.
Hyperventilation occurs when the rate and quantity of alveolar ventilation of carbon dioxide exceeds the body’s production of carbon dioxide. Hyperventilation can be voluntary or involuntary.
When alveolar ventilation is excessive, more carbon dioxide will be removed from the blood stream than the body can produce. This causes the concentration of carbon dioxide in the bloodstream to fall and produces a state known as hypocapnia. The body normally attempts to compensate for this metabolically. If excess ventilation cannot be compensated metabolically, it will lead to a rise in blood pH. This rise in blood pH is known as respiratory alkalosis. When hyperventilation leads to respiratory alkalosis, it may cause a number of physical symptoms: dizziness, tingling in the lips, hands or feet, headache, weakness, fainting, and seizures. In extreme cases it can cause carpopedal spasms (flapping and contraction of the hands and feet) *Source: Wikipedia.
This form of hyperventilation comes from feelings of anxiety or stress. You probably aren’t aware of these feelings but your body sure is.
Hyperventilation can be cured by breathing more slowly or doing breathing exercises.
Did you get the flu this year?
There is absolutely nothing to worry about when you get the flu once maybe twice a year. You know, the flu where your nose gets sick and you’re coughing. Everybody gets that.
But if you were never ill before and now all of the sudden you end up with the real flu. The one with fever, muscle pain, and a huge cold. That’s when you got to start worrying. You’ve got to worry even more when you get this flu for the third time this year.
This is a clear signal something is really wrong with your health and your defense system. Listen to your body and take action now.
When’s the last time you had a positive thought?
Negative thinking is a clear symptom of burning out. Yet it is one of the most difficult ones to recognize in yourself.
The best way to find out how positive (or negative) you are is to ask someone you trust. You must ask this person not to come up with a false answer just because he or she doesn’t want to make you feel bad but with a truthful and honest answer. Warning: this takes courage.
If you want to check for yourself, ask yourself:
- Is there any sunshine in your life?
- How do you feel about your work / boss / coworkers / relationship / life?
- What words are coming from your mouth? Negative words or positive words?
- Do you still care? About anything?
So what’s the verdict? Did you change from a positive person to a negative one? I hope not. But if you did, there is still hope!
What you need is a mirror and the will to change. can i get cialis online
A mirror that shows you how the world sees you. How you act and what words you speak.
Your volition will give you the power to accept what you see in the mirror and the strength to change.
Where can one find such a mirror? Well, they are everywhere around you and mostly right by your side. These mirrors are the persons you trust to tell you the truth about yourself and give you the positive feedback you need to make the change.
Okay, I recognized some of these signals. Will I get a burnout?
Well, that depends.
If you recognize only one of the signals, chances are you might be a little bit stressed and need to work on that.
If you recognize two or maybe more signals, chances are you might be burnt out or might get a burnout in the near future.
Go visit your doctor and talk to your boss. Bring your issues up for discussion.
Some say you it’s no use to warn people for a burnout. They won’t listen.
I’m sure this is true.
I was one of them. viagra 40 mg
But I know now that there are just as many people who will listen. These are the people who will prevent a burnout from happening to them. So warn them and help them. Be their mirror for them.
Are these all the warning signs for burnout?
No, there are many more like:
- being ill the first days of a holidays,
- no more social activities in your life because you’re too tired,
- you need the weekend to sleep and rest,
- going to work exhausted in the morning,
- a lack of energy,
- lying awake at night, not sleeping well,
- always thinking about what to do at work,
- worrying, a lot,
- always seeing ghosts everywhere,
- etcetera, etcetera.
So now you know the 5 signs that you’re about to burn out.