It's not just one thing, it turns out.
When we picture burnout, we envision someone who is overwhelmed with responsibilities and drowning in other people's demands.
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However, it's a bit more complicated than that.
While burnout does leave people feeling exhausted, it manifests itself in different ways depending on a person's lifestyle, work environment and capacity. In fact, burnout can be so diverse, that it's been categorised into three different types.
So let's take a look at each type of burnout, and how you can avoid falling victim to them.
According to Harvard Business Review, overload burnout is when you frantically try to achieve your goals, without thinking about your health and wellbeing. This is the most common form of burnout, and it's the one people recognise the most.