Career and Parent Burnout

Holistic Therapy in Illinois

As the stress builds over time, it can impact different areas of life, such as career, health, and parenting. The stress cause an imbalance with work, relationships, mental health and physical health.              Finding Freedom Holistic Therapy can help you better understand career and parental burnout.

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Career Burnout

Holistic Therapy in Illinois

Career Burnout is not an official medical term that is a consequence of being exposed to prolonged stress and overworking. 

There is also no official definition of burnout — some most common symptoms typical for burnout include mental (or physical) exhaustion, reduced performance, listlessness, and cynicism.

Most commonly, it’s work-related, and this type of burnout is referred to as — career burnout

However, burnout can be associated with other aspects of life such as caring for young children, family members with disabilities, or even in romantic relationships. 

Career burnout is common among teachers, mental health professionals, nurses and other healthcare workers. 

With the accumulation of chronic stress building over time, it can be difficult to cope. It can start to feel like balance slipping away. Finding Freedom Holistic Therapy can help you understand career and burnout, regain control, and maintain a happier and healthier life.

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I support adults who are feeling burnout to better able to cope with stress by identifying calming strategies that will improve their emotional, physical, and mental wellbeing. Clients are provided the opportunity to process loss and grief that is often associated with the helping and caregiving profession.

Proactive stress reduction is an important concept and strategy that will help you to better fulfill your career and duties. 

Self-awareness is one of the first steps to overcoming career/job burnout. If you feel like you are experiencing signs and symptoms of career burnout, you may want to seek out a Mental Health Professional, which includes a Holistic Therapist.

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Parent Burnout and Stress in Illinois

Parental burn-out occurs when there are extended periods of stress. This can also be due to good stress, such as having a baby. According to a study released in May 2022 by Ohio State University, two-thirds of working parents reported being burned out. This stress causes mental drain, physical exhaustion, emotional pain, and changes in attitude. People with parent burnout often feel like they are being pulled in different directions. They often struggle to find balance between work, relationships, and their caregiving responsibilities. This can cause them to feel lost, helpless, hopeless, and stuck.

There are three distinct aspects of parental burnout. One aspect is an overwhelming exhaustion related to parenting and your role as a parent. Another aspect is feeling emotionally distanced from your children. The third aspect is a sense of ineffectiveness as a parent; feeling unsure of your ability to parent well. 

Burnout is an issue that affects people all over the world, in various age groups, demographics and in different fields. It can be caused by lack of work-life balance, unreasonable workloads, chronic stress, or a toxic work or home environment. The impact of burnout ranges from emotional irregularity and mood shifts to a crisis situation. 

If you’re experiencing signs and symptoms of parental burnout and live in the state of Illinois, I can help. Through the use of therapeutic assessments and a holistic approach, I will help you understand the root cause of your symptoms in order to create a plan that will get you back on track.

Burnout Symptoms Pertaining to Career and Parent Burnout

Career and Parental Burnout can happen to anyone and is NOT an indication that you do not like your career or being a parent. Burnout affects your overall health and well-being in several ways:

  • Increased anxiety
  • Hopelessness
  • Comprised immune system
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Brain fog/Loss of focus
  • Memory problems
  • Feeling numb
  • Weight gain or loss
  • Headaches
  • Irritability/extreme anger
  • Feeling a lack of control
  • Social withdrawal that causes you to disconnect from your support system
  • Guilt over feeling numb or not completing tasks on-time.
  • Shame 
  • Grief and loss.
  • Stomach/digestive issues
  • Change in Sleep Habits/Sleep issues
  • Low self-esteem that can cause comparison and imposter syndrome
  • Cynical about career/job and parenting
  • Lack of satisfaction from achievements
  • Lack of energy to be consistently productive
  • Drag yourself to work and have trouble getting started
  • Irritable or impatient with co-workers, customers or clients
  • Using food, drugs or alcohol to feel better or to simply not feel
  • Feel disillusioned about your job or over being a parent

Being in any profession, especially the helping profession, can be a rewarding experience. However, it can lead to burnout if you are always putting others before yourself or feel too busy to take care of yourself. If you’re experiencing signs of career or parental burnout and stress, you may benefit from holistic therapy services.

Begin your healing journey today. Let’s work together to help you find the freedom and clarity you deserve as quickly as possible!

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