COVID- 19 has made us all helpless and pushed us into a small space where we have to live day and night. In this situation, various issues are being unearthed which was never acknowledged before. So, what is actually burnout?
This is an issue that can be faced by anyone where one individual gets exhausted physically, emotionally, and mentally from a person, situation, or something of a similar kind. Burnout is actually a severe stressed situation for an individual who needs to deal with professionalism. As we all have already shifted to a closed space with our families, most of the people now have specific issues to deal with. For some it is their parents, for some, it is their partners and others it might be other family members. Previously people did have an escape plan, but now all are locked up together and that is creating a stressful situation in various families mostly because people can’t match each other’s ideologies and beliefs.
What are the symptoms of burnout?
Burin out has symptoms and as an individual or a good wisher in the family, identifying the signs and working on it is necessary.
one important sign when one individual isolates himself/herself from the family, it needs to be pointed immediately.
- Irritated behaviors
Whenever any family member is irritated all the time it’s time to notice the change. For example, if you even ask them a simple question, they might get irritated, that burnout.
- Being frequently ill
if you have mental health issues, it’s not possible to stay happy and healthy. You will fall sick regularly and this is when it needs to be spotted.
How can you fight family burnout?
Exhausting from our loved ones is okay, it’s natural but if it’s continuous for a longer period of time, it needs to be looked at. You can follow a very simple routine to fix the family burn out.
LISTEN to what they have to say.
Listening to your partner/children/parents will ease the 70% stiffness of the topic. Don’t become judgemental, all they ask for is to hear them out. Mostly family burnouts happen when the relationship lacks communication.
ENCOURAGE them for what they are doing.
When your child trying to do something to make you happy always encourage them, if your parents are trying to do something good for your encouragement, give them time and do the same to your partner. At least, you can encourage them in the beginning and then slowly make them understand your side if you don’t like it. This will help grow a healthy relationship.
ACKNOWLEDGE your children/parent/partner for their efforts.
Who doesn’t want acknowledgment? We all humans die for it. Therefore, to avoid family burnouts, acknowledge the smallest efforts by your family members. It might be by just moving your fingers through the hair once in a while or just a simple kiss on the cheek!
Separate work and family
Don’t mingle your work and your family. Never do same to your kids. Don’t be angry with your parents if you have a fight with our friend, talk to your friend, or ask you papa or mamma to help you out. This will help you create a beautiful bond. For parents, don’t bring your work home, leave it at work.
We all know, the time is really tough, but if our family is our support system, we can cross any hurdles easily, because, in the end, all we have is family!