Are You Burned Out by Your Job?
Exhaustion, fatigue, a lack of motivation, and a sense of being overwhelmed—these feelings, when connected to your work, can affect your whole life. But there is help to help you reclaim your wellbeing.
Are you struggling to make yourself go to work each day? If so, you’re not alone. This sense of dread and anxiety can stem from a range of causes. At its worst, it can have negative impacts on your mental and physical health outside of the office.
Identifying signs of burnout—also characterised as extreme exhaustion, or a feeling of emotional collapse—can be the first step in learning coping mechanisms necessary to finding greater fulfilment in your career, relationships, and your sense of self.
According to recent research published by Thrive Global, these are the combination of indicators that problems at your job may have gotten out of hand and border on a health risk:
- You’re not performing as well as you used to.
- You feel like you have little to no say in what and how much you do.
- You often don’t know what is expected of you.
- You don’t have a strong support system in the workplace.
- Your work does not align with your values.
- You have lost a sense of balance between work and your social life or outside interests.
If this sounds like you, then there is a way forward.
When Do Work Problems Require Outside Help?
This is a common question we raise at The Cabin Bangkok, where our Western-trained staff specialise in advancing the mental wellness of our own professional clients. Our assessment has parallels with those pointed out by Thrive Global.
We are trained to identify signs of mental health difficulties, whether they are brought on by work, relationships, or sudden life changes—and then design specialised counselling programmes to help you heal.
Some questions we ask struggling clients are:
- Are you worrying excessively?
- Are you feeling negative about the future?
- Has your appetite, sleep, or schedule changed?
- Are you finding it difficult to make decisions?
- Are your relationships suffering?
- Are you relying on coping mechanisms that might be considered unhealthy?
How to Fight Back
There are a number of lifestyle changes that can be implemented on your own when facing work burnout, as Thrive Global indicates. They advise speaking openly with your supervisor, setting new priorities, taking time off, and changing thought patterns.
But sometimes, these moves are easier said than done. When work issues become particularly overwhelming, it can help to talk them through with a professional who can guide you through the steps necessary to test behavioural and lifestyle changes gradually, at your own pace. There’s no need to go it alone.
The experience of the counsellors at The Cabin Bangkok ranges from confronting career stress to depression to grief to anxiety to relationship struggles to cultural adjustment troubles.
The Cabin Bangkok was the first centre of its kind in Thailand to offer world-class treatment for a range of a mental health issues. We are open late into the evenings for counselling appointments to accommodate your busy schedule, and ensure full anonymity.
We draw upon evidence-based treatments for work-related anxiety and depression, like Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. Typically, our clients see positive results in multiple aspects of their lives after two or three sessions each week over a period of three months.
We will help you to master the survival skills you need to overcome the burnout that brought you to us in the first place. In cases where more intensive focus is needed, we are able to refer clients to our inpatient rehabilitation centre in Chiang Mai, for a combination of therapy, rest and relaxation in an idyllic spa-like setting.
Contact us today to find out how we can support you in achieving a better work-life balance. The consultation is confidential.