A telltale sign of an impending burnout is losing pleasure in that things that once provided you with satisfaction - and this can easily affect you both professionally and personally.
Are you finding yourself not feeling the same sense of reward from your current employment? Do you find it difficult to get up in the morning and get into work, simply thinking, what's the point? While certainly, not everybody loves their job, the people who maintain and endure the longest and most successful careers usually have some semblance of desire towards it or derive some pleasure from it. If you are not, however, it could be time to reevaluate your current work situation before your health takes a serious decline. Sadly, it doesn’t just end in the workplace.
Very often stress and an impending burnout can take the pleasure and satisfaction out of things that are inherently good and fun. For example, spending time with your children; going to a bar with friends; watching your favorite television show, and even your sex life.
While work is known and not unheard of to be “unpleasant,” the truth is that most people can endure it when they have something great then and more enjoyable to look forward to; family, friends, and yes, even sex. But when these “lights at the end of the tunnel,” begin to lose their value, it might be time to speak to a doctor and evaluate some potential life changes.