George S. Ammar is a highly respected CPA certified accountant in Cleveland Ohio. He has founded Ohio CFO LLC, for which he works as the chief financial officer. A short while ago, he started to notice things going wrong. His resilience to common ailments and illnesses went down and it seems as if he was singlehandedly keeping an entire directory of health professionals in business. As it turned out, he was nearing a burnout. This stress related illness is an awful condition and one that is wholly avoidable by those who can truly commit to the right priorities. That is something that George Ammar did instantly, prioritizing his health and fitness. He now lives and active and healthy lifestyle and continues to run his business, although this time with pleasure, not with stress. He also believes it is very important that others learn to recognize the signs of an impending burnout, so that they don’t have the same experience.
George Ammar Discusses the Signs of Burnout
There are a number of key things to be aware of as a sign of a burnout. Those are:
- Severe exhaustion. Someone who has a burnout could sleep all day long. However, they also feel that they have to have some sort of resilience to sleep since they have a business to run. Hence, they self-medicate with coffee and caffeine tablets (or worse, in some cases) and further destroy their health.
- An excessive workload. This was a big one for Ammar. He had to admit to himself that he had simply took on too much and that, in his worries of losing clients by saying no, he wasn’t delivering the best service to his existing clients anymore, thereby harming his business. This is very typical of a burnout.
- People with a burnout often become cynical. They no longer see any point to what they are doing and the things that once gave them joy become meaningless.
- Having an emotionally demanding job. Few people know that the first recognized cases of burnout were found in social workers. Their job is emotionally draining, having to deal with difficult situations. Dealing with complex emotions, particularly those of other people, is a big stressor.
- To lose positive emotions. People with a burnout forget how to enjoy life and how to feel good. In fact, they sometimes go so far as having catastrophic thoughts, believing they are about to die. This is not the same as feeling suicidal, as they have no desire to die.
For George S. Ammar, his health had to come first. Without that, he could not be a good husband, a good father, a good businessman. Hence, he changed things around. He recognized many other symptoms in himself and knew it was time to make a change. And change things he did. Today, he is even better at his job as a CPA and CFO, he makes fantastic contributions to Cleveland, Ohio as a community and, most of all, he is happy and healthy.