Is this happening to you or your children?
- Chronic Fatigue – Lack of energy and feel tired all the time
- Insomnia – Trouble falling asleep/ Staying asleep
- Chest Pain/ Heart Palpitations/ Shortness of Breath/ Dizziness
- Loss of Appetite – May not feel hungry/Skip meals
- Anxiety – Constant tension and Worry
- Depression – Feeling sad and hopeless
- Anger – increased irritability
- Loss of Enjoyment – Not wanting to go to school
- Detachment – Feeling disconnected to others
- Isolation – avoid socializing
- Decreased Productivity/ Performance
If this is happening to you or your children right now, they might be experiencing academic burnout. You may want to consider getting support from professionals!
Academic burnout is a state of exhaustion brought out by chronic stress. It affects the emotional, physical and mental state of one’s well-being. Academic burnout does not occur suddenly, it builds up over time and is often undiscovered until a full-blown breakdown occurs. Burnouts do not just go away after a breakdown. The situation will continue to deteriorate until change is made, and the best way to do so is to seek professional help. They will help you or your children to adapt healthier lifestyle habits that suit their needs and threshold.
Burnout is not simply just stress. When one is struggling with the full-fledge burnout, it will affect the daily functioning of the person in addition to the physical, emotional and mental distress that is felt.
Prevention is better than cure. Seek help before a burnout occurs.