We all go through periods of workplace stress, but burnout is the result of a prolonged period of stress. Burnout is characterized by a loss of motivation, ideas, creativity, and often results in a general sense of powerlessness. Stress can feel more like hyperactivity while burnout is akin to a total collapsing of life force energy.
Some physical signs of burn out include: indigestion, sleep issues, fatigue, chest pains, and headaches. Emotional signs: feelings of depression, anxiousness, helplessness, or hopelessness