Types of Stress: Burnout
Are you overwhelmed with work? Do you ever feel powerless at your job? Are you feeling more cynical or do you lack the energy to be productive?
If you answered “ABSOLUTELY” to some of these, you may be experiencing burnout.
Anyone in any line of work can experience burnout. But just because burnout can happen in any line of work, doesn’t mean it’s inevitable. The chronic stress that can accompany burnout has the potential to be quite damaging, so instead of accepting your feelings of burnout as part-of-the-job, you can learn to manage them.
So what can you do to overcome burnout?
- Change your job!
Okay, yes. That is a great way to overcome burnout. But obviously, that’s not going to be a viable solution for a lot of us.
Don’t worry. There are other ways to manage burnout. You can:
- Practice breathing exercises and mindfulness strategies.
- Find a trusted colleague to talk with.
- Implement self-care strategies.
- Focus on your daily accomplishments and avoid criticizing yourself.
- Practice. That. Gratitude.
Quitting your job IS NOT the only solution to burnout. There’s a lot of steps you can take to prevent and recover from burnout!
Find out more about overcoming burnout and enjoying your work again through my Cost of Care course.