Stress Management / Burnout

Most people view Stress as the bodily response to the high demands of life. But there are also psychological aspects of stress. Its symptoms are experienced as thoughts and emotions as well as physically.

Justin can help people reduce and control their stress. He also helps people work through other difficult mental health issues that have emerged while coping with high levels of stress over some time.

What is Burnout?

Burnout is the "high cost of achievement". Burnout is a common experience for many high functioning people, including businessmen and women, professionals, parents and even students who are studying hard and have "too full” lives.

While most people don't recognise burnout as a clinical, psychiatric or psychological disorder, there are some common characteristics between burnout and diagnosable psychological conditions such as depression, anxiety disorders and mood disorders.

Burnout Symptoms

  • Low Physical Energy: Getting out of bed to face another day of the same gets more complicated, and you feel tired most of the time. Everything starts to take considerable effort.
  • Emotional Exhaustion: You feel moody, impatient, inexplicably sad, or just get frustrated more quickly than you usually would. You feel like you can't deal with life as efficiently as before.
  • Low Immune Response: When stress levels are high for a prolonged amount of time, your immune system suffers, which can result in increased susceptibility to colds, flu and other illnesses.
  • Reduced Investment in Interpersonal Relationships: You may feel like you have less patience, less to give, or have less interest in having fun.
  • Increasingly Pessimistic Outlook: It is more difficult to get excited about life, to expect the best, to let things go, and harder to keep a positive outlook in general.
  • Increased Absenteeism and Inefficiency at Work: Often, this is the point where you start to make mistakes.

Burnout can roll over into depression, anxiety and mood disorders, and they can co-exist in extreme situations and over a long period. Excessive and chronic burnout can be a precursor to more severe illness, such as heart attacks, strokes, high blood pressure, migraines, diabetes.

Some high costs for living a driven and stressful life, of striving for high achievement and perfectionism.