You Do Not Sleep Well
If you are very stressed or overwhelmed, you will not be able to sleep well. Also, if you are always trying to stay awake late at night to finish work and makeup at weird times for work, your sleep will start to suffer.
Your Eating Habits Are Different
If your eating habits have a big change, it could be a sign that something is different about how you are going about your day. Many times you might not feel hungry and start to skip meals, while other times, you will eat a lot more than you usually do. Sometimes you might eat because of stress, and you will always be hungry and looking for some food.
You Lack Motivation
When you do not feel anything, you drag yourself to do it even though you lack the motivation, which is a clear sign that there might be burnout. For example, if you used to love social gatherings or go to work earlier, but now you do not feel the need to do so, you are working too hard. Take a break if you are always stressed then even the jobs you used to enjoy before suddenly become very boring and monotonous.
You Are Always Sick
Stress can impact your immune system. Many times when you feel very stressed, you will notice that you are sick, and no matter what you do, you cannot get better. If you always seem to be with some illness for longer than it should last, then it would mean that you are overworked.
You Are Always Out Of Energy
Even if you sleep for 9 to 10 hours, you may still feel tired when you are stressed. This can mean physical and mental energy; you will always look to sleep when you get a chance because you do not have the energy to do anything. As a result, your workouts might get harder, or you take longer to finish jobs that were very easy at some point.
You Cannot Concentrate
Are there any times when you read something good, but you have to reread it many times because you cannot understand and concentrate. You might suddenly drift off when there is an important meeting, and you might not understand what was just said. There are times when everyone might forget some things, but if this happens to you very often and continuously, it could mean that you are stressed out about the work you are doing, and you need to relax a bit and take a break.
You Are Cynical Or Negative
You may be too overworked if you are triggered anytime someone does something to you, or you do not like people anymore because they don’t understand you. You might find things that this is just you getting irritated, but if it happens for an extended period, then it means that you might have burnout. You should pay attention to when you feel these emotions, and is it because your co-workers have become lazy, or is it you who cannot tolerate anyone anymore? If you ever got angry at someone who did nothing to you and even you are shocked by how you behaved, you should consider making some changes to how you do things.
You Are Self-Medicating
Drinking occasionally is not a problem, but if you do it often, then it might relax you for some time, but it would be very harmful in the long term. You are also not solving the problem the right way, but you are just trying to solve the whole problem by self-medication which can be harmful.
If you used to do things that you love, but you do not love anymore, then it would mean that you might be working too hard, and you should take a break and not keep working because it could affect your health. Stress can lead to you working too much, and it will cause you to put out less work as well because you will not be as motivated to work, and you will have to take a break before you can work in the best way possible again. A therapist can be very beneficial if you are feeling this way. They can tell you what areas of your life need to improve, and you can work with the therapist to find balance in your life so that you are not working at all times, but you have free time to yourself too so that you can recover.