Dealing with Burnout
When the word “burnout” is used, most people think of professional or exercise-related burnout. Professional burnout is usually, entirely emotional, while exercise-induced burnout is primarily physical. However, Burnout also includes a state of existence where an individual is physically exhausted, develops cynical tendencies, feels detached and suffers from inefficiency in routine activities. Many folks refer to it as having “hit a wall.” Psychologists define a Burnout as essentially an emotional problem that has physical manifestations; a psychosomatic state, where underlying causes like stress, anxiety or excessive overload of physical work lead to lack of interest. However, there are several ways in which you can prevent burnout and manage stress better.
Seek Help: Talk about your state of mind to the people who care about you. There is no shame in admitting that you are going through a low phase and need time to recharge your batteries. This will... more
Seek Help: Talk about your state of mind to the people who care about you. There is no shame in admitting that you are going through a low phase and need time to recharge your batteries. This will ensure that people will reduce the pressure on you, at least for a while. This might also mean seeking extra support from your colleagues and family. Don’t hesitate to do so. Help is essentially reciprocal and you shouldn’t mind asking for it, when the chips are down.
If things have really gotten out of hand and you have developed serious issues like insomnia or depression, it is time to get counseling. A couple of sessions with a therapist can be very helpful in getting control of the situation.
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