How You Experience Burnout, Based On Your Sign


Constant exhaustion. Dwindling patience. A funky appetite. It's burnout, and it's a real buzzkill. It looks a little different for everyone, too, so let's consider how you experience burnout, based on your sign.

The term "burnout" is often associated with our job. For instance, the Mayo Clinic explains that job burnout is a specific kind of stress that involves physical or emotional exhaustion (or both), a reduced sense of accomplishment, and even a loss of personal identity. While it's not technically a medical diagnosis, sometimes, bigger issues are behind it — like depression.

Work can definitely be the culprit, but so can just about anything that taxes your system for too long without giving you enough time to recover. For example, if you're constantly caring for an elderly parent, studying for exams nonstop, or partying too hard, you can run into the nightmare that is burnout, although it might be called something different.

Burnout might make you feel like you're simply tired, but there's a lot more to it than that. If it goes unaddressed for too long, it can lead to substance misuse, heart disease, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, insomnia, and it can make you more vulnerable to illnesses, says the Mayo Clinic.

So, how might you experience it, based on your sign?