How to Cure Burnout

Helping you reset.

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.

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