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Job burnout is a type of work-related stress. It's a state of exhaustion that also involves a sense of reduced achievement and loss of meaning in your identity.

Burnout can affect anyone - it's not just a state of being perpetually "tired", but a combination of exhaustion, disengagement, and a lack of meaning. It can be thought of as being the opposite of "engaged" for an extended period of time.

You might be suffering from burnout if you feel:

  • feelings of energy depletion or exhaustion;
  • increased mental distance from your job
  • feeling professionally ineffective