Work and life can sometimes become too much - but when a general sense of fatigue is matched with cynicism and inefficacy, we may be inching towards burnout.
Here are some indicators to watch out for. If you have concerns about your mental health, consult with a mental health professional.
Indicators of burnout
Difficulty making decisions
Feeling burdened by responsibilities
Physical problems: headaches, colds, stomach-aches
Routine activities are difficult
Forgetfulness and lack of concentration
Loss of interest in and motivation for work
Tiredness even when rested
Negative coping mechanisms: smoking, alcohol, drugs
Changing habits around food (eating more, or less)
Feeling that work is insignificant
Working too much and too long hours
Involved in personal or professional conflicts