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If you are an employee, more so if you are a business owner, the holidays can be overly busy times. You feel the responsibility to your customers and clients. Added personal responsibilities for extra time needed to get gifts, attend social events can make you feel like you are burning the candle at both ends. This added pressure can bring you to the point of burnout.

Among the best and most responsible individuals, work burnout is a common occurrence. It happens most frequently if you are passionate about your job and enjoy what you do. If you have high standards for yourself; perhaps you are a bit of a perfectionist or an idealist. You want to provide the best product or service that is why you go over and beyond what is expected to give service to others.

Burnout can sneak up on anyone. You may not even realise that it is work that is causing your symptoms, and think that you are feeling stress from other areas in your life. In fact, your symptoms can overlap whether the cause is work or other stress.

Burnout can even seem like depression, and often doctors will misdiagnose and mistreat work burnout. That is why it’s important for you to be aware of the symptoms so that you will be able to know how to deal with.

To learn more about dealing with work burnout, read this article from Life Hacker Australia: http://www.lifehacker.com.au/2016/12/how-do-you-deal-with-burnout-at-work