A symptom of Burnout according to the WHO is increased mental distance from one’s job, or feelings of negativism or cynicism related to one’s job. I find in 100% of my clients that they care about what they do.

I believe that this very conflict of someone caring about what they do and feeling negative towards one’s job, is in itself a contributing factor to burnout, sleepless nights, bad mood, etc. Imagine liking or even loving what you do and at the same time starting to hate it due to new boss, toxic work environment or change in culture.

So how should you deal with that?

You need to ask yourself some hard questions. Is this the right company for me? Is this the right department for me? Am I the right employee / person for this company? Can I fix what is bothering me? Can I arrange myself with the situation?

The very fact that you have to ask yourself these questions & develop a mental distance to your job that you actually like doing is hard. If this happens to you in a job that you don’t particularly like, it’s easier to say I will leave. This isn’t for me.

But if it is for you and circumstances evolve so that you are not happy in your job, that very dilemma is costing you energy, time and probably sleep and is difficult to face.

You don’t have to face this alone. Reach out. I’m here to help.