Coping with Burnout
Burnout is the emotional and physical exhaustion you may experience when you’re starting to feel powerless, overwhelmed, and have low satisfaction with the work you’re doing. Unfortunately, a lot of people are impacted by burnout and if left untreated it can lead to chronic mental and physical health issues. But fortunately, there are things you can do to prevent and cope with burnout. Here are 3 Rs to keep in mind if you are prone to experiencing feelings of burnout: Recognize 👀 Recognize your warning signs for burnout before you’re burned out. Pay attention to your symptoms so you can notice when these symptoms begin to appear. Reverse ↺ When you start to recognize symptoms of burnout, seek necessary support and put stress management strategies in place. Strategies like breathing exercises, affirmations, and a strong gratitude practice can help reverse the impact of burnout. Resilience 💪🏾 Finally, take proactive steps to put tools in place so that when life and work become more stressful, you’re already prepared to handle it!
Bouts of burnout may feel inevitable, but the truth is there are a lot of tools and strategies you can put in place to help prevent and cope with burnout.