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Career burnout was officially recognized as an “occupational phenomenon” by the World Health Organization and International Classification of Diseases in May 2019. Employees must be aware of the symptoms and consequences of career burnout to implement proactive practices that can help avoid it. Common signs of burnout include fatigue, insomnia, excessive headaches, irritability, heart disease, and high blood pressure. The best way to avoid burnout is to set boundaries at work and invest time into relationships and activities outside of the workplace.