What is emotional exhaustion?

A key component of burnout, emotional exhaustion is a sustained feeling of extreme fatigue resulting from chronic stress.

Why is emotional exhaustion important?

In addition to causing burnout, emotional exhaustion has been linked to a range of other health issues including brain fog, sleeping issues and high blood pressure. Exhausted employees also tend to show lower job performance and are more likely to leave.

Warning signs of emotional exhaustion

  • Failure to meet deadlines
  • More absences
  • Anxiety
  • Apathy
  • Depression
  • Irritability
  • Tearfulness
  • Fatigue
  • Headaches

How nilo.health can help

As a precursor to burnout, any symptoms of emotional exhaustion should be addressed immediately. The severity of emotional exhaustion experienced by an employee is influenced by a variety of factors, including personal resources, coping strategies, emotional culture and workplace communication norms. nilo.health provides support with all of these.

nilo.health programs such as “Live more mindfully” and “Address your stress”, complemented by nilo.health 1:1 sessions with psychologists, help all employees better understand their mental health needs and learn valuable skills such as work-life balance, developing better habits and self-care.

Managers are given the tools to recognize and support those experiencing emotional exhaustion through the nilo.health program, “Prevent burnout in your team”.

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