According to current polls, a quarter of the German specialists and executives suffers massive exhaustion symptoms due to permanent work stress. The increasing work load without a balancing work-life balance boosts the risk of Burnout disease dramatically. Even if the prevalence of burnout syndrome widely still not exactly determine, a general increase in the risk of Burnout due to changing living and working conditions is expected. But not only executives are affected… \”It was earlier still assumed, that high work loads, particularly in assisting occupations\” lead to massive exhaustion symptoms, you now know that the Burnout affects almost all occupational groups. There is a long list of the triggering causes of burnout.

The lack of ability to perceive their own frontiers, to find the own measure and to self and other limits leads to constant overload. The exhaustion symptoms are ignored, the trail leads directly in the abyss of the Burnout disease. The onset of this disease appears those affected initially but still positive; many feel active, dynamic and extremely committed in this period. After this activism is thwarted but slowly through a sprawling exhaustion. Reduced capacity and mood swings follow, accompanied by an inability to recovery, which is also called the daytime sleepiness or fatigue.

Thus, the entire performance is broken down steadily. Increasing indifference and depressive moods. The world of work provides a sense of accomplishment, the personal quality perception leads to the internal termination, as well as the mental slump. The vicious circle closes and suddenly is the complete existence in danger. However, a little Burnout is in all of us. It becomes dangerous when everyday life is transformed into an image of suffering, to the daily torment is and people quietly and inexorably draws into a self-destructive disease. On Burnout People are not sufficiently able to set healthy boundaries. This is by far not only about limits to the workload.