Burnout Syndrome is also known as Professional Burnout Syndrome. The disease affects people whose professional and personal life is very demanding; people who take double journeys may end up being an easy group to suffer from the disease. It has been applied to the worker, but is increasingly used to talk about the stress of mothers and also fathers.
What causes Burnout Syndrome?
Burnout syndrome is related to excessive physical, mental or emotional effort, followed by a few moments of rest or relaxation.
What mother didn’t feel exhausted, desperate, stressed, overwhelmed… ready to explode? Raising and caring for children can lead to physical and emotional overload, especially if she spends all day with them.
The whirlpool is endless and any mother and father know that multitasking is part of daily routine from early morning. We have our hands for everything: with one hand we wash, comb and dress, with the other we prepare breakfast and help to take it out, the third is to prepare everything needed for school and let’s not forget the room is the one that puts them in line in front of the door at the indicated time. Everyone arrives bright and well prepared for school, but you start working and realize that you forgot to comb your hair or wear your shirt inside out.
How can we not feel tired if we do not have time for ourselves? Sometimes all the chores related to children, home and work don’t leave us one minute free each day. Not even for that moment of sudden reverie that invades every human being.
What symptoms of Burnout Syndrome?
- Socially isolated from your environment;
- He has trouble concentrating;
- Lack of sleep;
- Loss of appetite;
- Lack of memory;
- Pessimism and low self-esteem;
- Loss of pleasure (food or activities you used to like, moments with your family, etc.)
- Increased susceptibility to disease.
How to identify?
Burnout Syndrome can be easily confused, the best thing to do is to look for a Psychologist, who will help you identify whether or not you have the syndrome.
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How to prevent the syndrome?
Prevention occurs through simple forms and practices that can be used at certain times in life and do not require so much. How:
- Physical exercise;
- Proper feeding;
- Moments of Leisure;
- Less charges;
- Meditation or Yoga.
How to treat burnout syndrome?
Medical care at this time is welcome. A proper follow-up with a medical specialist will pass on activities that can help to distract the patient by making them calmer and relieving all the stress and tension they feel.
How to fight burnout syndrome in mothers
The key word, we want to be heroes, of course, but you don’t have to. Asking for help is not a sign of weakness and can ease our daily tasks. Counting on a support network is very important.
Keep in touch
Social isolation is not positive at all. Now, with technology, it’s not hard to keep up. But if you can also leave the children with someone close by for coffee, that means an incredible battery recharge.
Make time for yourself
Being a mother or father doesn’t mean stopping being a person. Try to save some time, no matter how small, for that favorite pastime, whether reading, practicing yoga or taking a walk. Or even to take care of yourself, go to the beauty salon one day, take care and feel good. I talk about it a lot on social networks. Check here!
It is very important that we are well so that we can take care of everything with pleasure and happiness. I have made the choice to be with my children fully and this daily routine is not easy, it tires us, it sucks us dry, but it is very rewarding to see a smile on their face and hear you love when you least expect it. As for the support network I confess that I am not a fan, I prefer to solve everything without needing help, unless it is in the last case. I hope you enjoyed it and keep an eye out for it. Leave your comment, make a report, share with friends.