Burnout is defined as a feeling in which you feel so overwhelmed that you are not able to do the things that you had once loved and cared about. Unsurprisingly, the rates of burnout have risen exponentially since the beginning of the pandemic. The primary symptoms of burnout include exhaustion, feeling negative, cynical or detached from work, and reduced work performance.
A recent study found that burnout is on the rise- with over half (52%) of survey respondents are experiencing burnout in 2021. It’s important to recognize the signs, and take action fast to protect your well-being.
Heres a list of ways to overcome burnout:
- Recognize your personal cues
- Draw a line, have boundaries
- Have a solid support network
- Do something interesting and meaningful
- Keep your to-do-lists minimal
- Take action to support your mood and energy
- Find ways to make work more fun for you
- Work away from your desk
- Get plenty of sleep
- Prioritize work-life balance
- Take a vacation
- Confide in someone close
- Find the source causing you to feel this way
- Identify immediate changes you can make
- Practice self-compassion
- Take regular breaks
- Pay attention to your needs
- Remember what makes you happy
- Reflect on why your work matters
- Consider a change in careers if your burnout symptoms linger
Have you tried everything, yet still feel burnt-out?
If everything else fails, it could be a sign that you will have to permanently leave the current situation you’re in.