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Stress & Burnout

Stress & Burnout

 

Working extra hours over the weekends is a norm in a bustling city like Singapore. While we strive to have a work-life balance, getting away from schoolwork or work assignments can be challenging. This may lead to stress and burnout in the long run where it can have adverse effects on long-term physical and mental health. Stress is a trigger where the body attempts to defend itself when we encounter demanding situations at work, school, or at home.

 

Book an appointment with us at Nuffield Counselling, to understand how you can take control of your life on managing stress in a healthier way!

 

There are different types of stress such as:

  • Acute stress: experiencing a threatening situation but managing to handle it
  • Episodic acute stress: experiencing multiple events of acute stress
  • Chronic stress: experiencing high levels of pressure for a long period of time. This can lead to health problems such as heart disease, anxiety and high blood pressure. 

 

With excessive amounts of stress, you may also encounter burnout. Burnout happens when you are constantly under pressure about work, school or other matters that leaves you feeling mentally exhausted. 

 

Some signs and symptoms of burnout and stress include: 

  • Falling sick frequently
  • Feeling fatigued
  • Changes to regular sleep and eating patterns.

 

Burnout may have a negative impact on your mental and physical health. You no longer participate in activities that you previously enjoyed and, in general, you no longer find joy in your daily activities. If you find yourself in this situation, you must identify the source of your stress and assess its consequences. Prolonged  Stress and burnout lead to serious health and mental health issues.

 

Book an appointment with us at Nuffield Wellness today to understand how you can manage stress and burnout so that you can live a more healthy and fulfilling life ahead!

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