How to Cure Burnout


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Recognizing the signs:

  • Difficulty focusing

  • Easily frustrated or irritated

  • Having a sense of numbness

  • Fatigue and insomnia

  • Negative feelings towards work or coworkers

  • Difficulty enjoying hobbies

These can often lead to serious health concerns such as cardiovascular diseases, type 2 diabetes, and depression.

It is important to recognize the source of the burnout. It is most often associated with a job or career but there are other sources as well. Is it associated with work, classes, relationship problems, etc.? Once you identify the source, you can start a plan to cure your burnout.

Here's how you can cure your burnout:

  • Identify the source- When you can identify what is causing the burnout you can start to think about what your options are.

  • Examine options- Find out what you can do to help your burnout. Are you at a job you feel stuck at? If so, an option would be to start looking for other jobs.

  • Set boundaries- If you are being given too heavy of a workload or are being asked to stay late/come in early and this is causing a burnout, then set a boundary with your work and only do what you are comfortable with.

  • Take control- If you are experiencing burnout from being overwhelmed, try taking control of the things you can fix. Create a schedule for yourself and start with the smaller tasks.

  • Talk to people you trust- It can often be difficult to go through things alone. When you open up to people you trust, they can give advice and help you through it.