Overstrained? Psychologist Amsterdam treats your stress or burnout
Stress, everyone has to deal with it sometimes. Stress puts your body in a state of readiness. It is the tension that you feel for an exam, a performance, a job interview or an exciting event. Stress ensures that you can respond with extra alertness or work concentrated on a difficult job. As soon as the job is done, or the event is over, the tension automatically disappears. This tension is part of life and is healthy.
What is the difference between stress, overstrained and a burnout?
When does stress become overstrain? That boundary line cannot be drawn accurately. The difference between healthy stress and overstrain lies in the fact that overstrain is a long-term phase of stress. When working under high pressure for a long period of time and the level of stress caused by the work remains high, a loss of order and overview can be the result. You become constantly restless and get stressed out. There is an unhealthy pressure on the mind with a long-term character.
The difference between overstrain (overwork) and burnout is characterized by the fact that overstrain is reversible. This means that if the cause of the tensions is removed, you can function normally again. This is not the case with a burnout. With a burnout, the energy level is affected and lowered as a reaction to the long-term, usually years-long tensions. Sometimes the relationship between work and complaints even can no longer be made. Body and mind feel burned out, or “broken.”
In short, it is okay to work under light stress, you end up in the danger zone when you are overstrained, and when your body burns out, it says it’s over now. You can’t handle it any longer.
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