After a long day of giving it your all, the last thing you want to do is be tied up and asked to wait to be un-saddled from your work responsibilities. It is enough to not have control over your environment, deal with unclear job expectations, and tolerate dysfunctional workplace dynamics than to be interrupted by a request to perform one more task.
With animosity, you comply, but you forget your composure, and you underperform. Over time, your frustration builds to the point that you rob the clock of a few minutes every day before arriving home, having yet to unload the stresses from work, bringing your irritation to the dinner table. Eventually, you see a decline in your health and a fracture in your relationships. Realization hits you. Burnout is robbing you of a joy-filled life.
The heavy workload, long hours, and imbalance in your work and life are taking their toll. You are physically witnessing the adverse effects of stress, fatigue, and irritability. It is time to take action. The best place to start is to figure out your options and seek support from your supervisor. The mindfulness and support programs will fall into place, getting you back on track to good health and strong relationships.
The first rule in life is to take good care of yourself, so you can take good care of others.