Of late we hear the term ‘burn out’ complaints from people from various Professions.
It is not restricted to workers alone.
It is being aired by Sportsmen and other professionals too.
It is not as though that this is a new phenomenon.
You get distracted,become disinterested in what you are doing, not happy with what you are doing at present,irritability,sense of not doing well in your job and psychosomatic disorders.
Let us understand this.
When some one has been doing things regularly and keeps on reflecting on it,this some times is influenced by peer Group,one gets the feeling you have had enough.
This is your present state of mind rather impressions triggered by constant reflection on what you have been doing or it might be what is called ‘reaching the Plateau’
This is normal.
A little further reflection will show you that when you are off from what you have been doing, especially in a profession, after a couple of days later you shall be wanting to do the thing you want now to avoid.
Then you might not get what you want and the frustration that it entails will be very severe.
Your self-esteem will take a beating then.
We all do certain things in Life whether we like them or not for they are the very essence for our well-being both economically and emotionally.
One must understand that these fleeting impressions are really what they are,- temporary.
Best is to ride it out by taking a break ,say, for a couple of weeks keeping away from what you have been doing and spend time with family and friends and have a change of place for an outing.
If you don’t have one, develop one-like Reading ,writing anything.
If you are a believer ,Trust in God and do what you ought to.
You will find that you loved what you have been doing all along.
And don’t think too much – do not take these impressions and your self-analysis seriously.
Too much of Rationalization shall kill the Joy of Living.
In Life , nothing is Rational.
This too shall Pass.
Mind you this is from one who used to act impulsively at the drop of a hat and regretted it later.
Working conditions are important determinants of health. The aims of this article are to 1) identify working conditions and work characteristics that are associated with workers’ perceptions that their work is harmful to their health and 2) identify with what symptoms these working conditions are associated.
We used the Swiss dataset from the 2005 edition of the European Working Conditions Survey. The dependent variable was based on the question “Does your work affect your health?”. Logistic regression was used to identify a set of variables collectively associated with self-reported work-related adverse health effects.
A total of 330 (32%) participants reported having their health affected by work. The most frequent symptoms included backache (17.1%), muscular pains (13.1%), stress (18.3%) and overall fatigue (11.7%). Scores for self-reported exposure to physicochemical risks, postural and physical risks, high work demand, and low social support were all significantly associated with workers’ perceptions that their work is harmful to their health, regardless of gender or age. A high level of education was associated with stress symptoms, and reports that health was affected by work was associated with low job satisfaction.
Many workers believe that their work affects their health. Health specialists should pay attention to the potential association between work and their patients’ health complaints. This is particularly relevant when patients mention symptoms such as muscular pains, backache, overall fatigue, and stress. Specific attention should be given to complaints of stress in highly educated workers.