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What is Burnout?



Last week I gave a lecture on this topic. I would like to write here a few words on the important topic.


Burnout is mental, emotional and physical exhaustion that is usually associated with work. This situation is often accompanied by feelings of despair.

Today we know about other types of burnout, related to different areas of life.

What leads to this?

A full investment in the workplace. The person loves his work and invests without limits, to the point where he/she feels "he/she has no life".

Connecting the professional sphere to the personal one. A feeling that failure in one’s work indicates failure in one’s life.

Perfectionism. The desire to do everything perfectly and setting a very high threshold. Which leads to the desire to do everything oneself.

In relocation we are in a very complicated situation in terms of these feelings.

Many times when you come to relocation you look for a job, and end up working in what ‘you find’... sometimes the dissonance is very big between what you do and what you can do. This leads to feelings of frustration.

On the other side, if the family came for my work and I feel very unhappy about it, what should I do? There is a very high sense of responsibility for the wellbeing of the whole family.

Failing to create a separation between the home and the workplace.

There is not always help. Sometimes one is ashamed to admit that he or she doesn’t feel well, and to ask for professional help.

If you experience prolonged feelings of fatigue, reluctance to come to your workplace, irritability or uncontrollable crying, procrastination or inhibitions, you may be experiencing symptoms of professional exhaustion.

I invite you to contact me for a conversation where together we will examine your situation and help you find the best way for you.

There are many tools that help reduce these feelings. The solution is not always a resignation from the job, sometimes self-work allows continuity... in a different way.

Dr. Efrat Tzadik

Expert in life changes, immigration, integration, Identity and identification

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