Consequences of and Overcoming Frustration and Burnout

Professionals may develop negative and cynical attitudes towards those they are trying to help. 
Professionals may become angry with clients and co-workers. They may become disillusioned with the profession, the job and the organization employing the person and can hardly wait for their work day to end. Not being aware of the signs can lead to increased alcohol or drug use, colds and illness in times of stress and work related dreams with anxiety and guilt. Even making a few small changes can help. Recognizing that support may needed is a major step, especially for those whose job it is to “help others.” Acknowledge personal characteristics, issues in your personal life and your work place, it is a step toward preventing burnout and being happy. Being dedicated to helping others isn’t very effective if you aren’t happy.

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