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Reignite Your Passion and Overcome Burnout

By Tom Seest

Are You Struggling with Burnout?

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Burnout differs from simply having a bad day in that it takes years of steadily leaking beneath the sink before suddenly bursting through walls with devastating results.
As has long been noted, burnout disproportionately affects women compared to men; and COVID-19’s pandemic only intensified this disparity.

Are You Struggling with Burnout?

Are You Struggling with Burnout?

How Can You Find Inspiration from Others?

When feeling overwhelmed and exhausted, it can be hard to know what steps to take next. Listening to other people’s experiences may provide invaluable perspective and allow for new ways to manage the situation.
This podcast showcases various guests discussing their experiences with burnout. Episodes range from personal tales to professional advice and tips; make sure to listen! Whether you are premed student, resident physician or physician this is worth taking a listen to!
Dr. Emily Nagoski explores what it means to feel burnt out and how you can break the cycle. Additionally, she describes some common signs and symptoms associated with burnout such as short temper and feeling as though you’re simply going through the motions.
Important to keep in mind is the difference between fatigue and burnout. While fatigue may be caused by stress, burnout goes beyond simply feeling tired – it is a state in which one no longer finds pleasure in their work, relationships or any other aspect of their life.
Burnout is a common issue among healthcare providers, especially female physicians. In this podcast, a physician discusses her own experience of burnout and shares how it affected her emotional well-being, self-worth, and ability to take care of herself.
This podcast is an incredible resource for anyone experiencing burnout or seeking more knowledge on the subject. Interviews feature various professionals – doctors, teachers, and nurses all provide insightful interviews – making this listening both educational and inspiring.
If you’re suffering from burnout, this podcast by Dr. Carrie Borland should be required listening. She discusses its effect on physical health as well as ways to manage it and prioritize self-care in your life.
This podcast is an invaluable resource for anyone experiencing burnout or seeking more knowledge about it. Interviews feature medical professionals, nurses, teachers and even those experiencing symptoms themselves – making for an in-depth and inspirational listening experience for anyone struggling with burnout. It should definitely not be missed!

How Can You Find Inspiration from Others?

How Can You Find Inspiration from Others?

Are you Giving Yourself the Break You Deserve?

If you find yourself having to force yourself out of bed each morning despite having had a good night’s rest or if even simple tasks have become daunting, you could be suffering from burnout. Other symptoms could include unexplained stomach or bowel issues, headaches and depression; you might also become less patient with colleagues, customers or work; all signs that it might be time for a break. If any of this describes your state of being, take action now before it gets worse!
An essential element of recovery from burnout is learning how to prioritize and delegate tasks so you have more time and energy for enjoyment outside of work. Learning to say no without guilt or feeling overwhelmed may also be useful; taking some time off may also help reset your perspective and bring about a healthier approach to life.
But if that’s impossible for you, try to focus on the things in life that bring you happiness instead. Spend more time with family, friends, hobbies or communities that make you smile; prioritize healthy eating or exercising more to improve health and fitness; book travel plans as an easy way of improving mood; or consider booking an exciting getaway – these are all simple actions you can do now to start feeling rejuvenated again.
Participating with friends or loved ones when discussing ways to deal with burnout is often very helpful. They understand your situation while providing perspective and solutions. Furthermore, having them hold you accountable helps ensure you won’t sabotage your efforts toward improvement.
One way to address feelings of burnout is writing a letter directly to those responsible, like colleagues or clients. Doing this allows you to vent and express how you’re feeling without risking having your letter read by anyone; writing one should serve more as an exercise than anything else! Simply writing can help relieve some tension so you can stop feeling so overwhelmed and incapable of handling things on your own.

Are you Giving Yourself the Break You Deserve?

Are you Giving Yourself the Break You Deserve?

Can you show yourself some kindness?

Burnout can have detrimental repercussions beyond work, impacting all areas of life and increasing susceptibility to illnesses like colds and flu. Therefore, early treatment for burnout should be prioritized to protect health; but knowing if it’s really burnout is difficult. Here are some signs you could be suffering from burnout:
Feeling overwhelmed and emotionally exhausted are telltale signs of burnout. Physical manifestations could include chronic sleep disturbances (waking every hour or having narcolepsy), headaches, stomachaches or heart disease – and this feeling might also come with headaches or stomachaches!
Taken regularly, taking breaks are an invaluable way to combat burnout; however, sometimes taking an extended vacation or break just isn’t practical or possible. Finding ways to unwind – be it at home or the office – is essential for mental wellbeing; practicing mindfulness meditation, exercising regularly or spending time with friends are great ways to restore energy reserves and recharge.
If you are suffering from burnout, it’s essential to remember that it’s not your fault; it is an instinctive response to stress. Yet it may be challenging coping with these overwhelming and exhaustion feelings; many often blame themselves or think that self-care will cure their situation; unfortunately this type of thinking only compounds it further.
Just trying harder to “take care of yourself” won’t work; to effectively address burnout, you must recognize its existence as an actual issue and take appropriate actions to address it – seeking professional therapy advice, seeking support from friends or family or taking advantage of employer health and wellness benefits are all great ways of getting help for burnout.
Burnout is something most of us can overcome with some rest and healthy practices, although it may take longer for some than others. Burnout takes time to develop, and recovery may also take some time – but recovery is achievable for everyone.

Can you show yourself some kindness?

Can you show yourself some kindness?

Who Can Support You in Times of Burnout?

Burnout can occur when taking on too much, or taking on too much at one time. Asking for assistance from others is key when experiencing burnout; in this episode of the Very Well Mind podcast, Brene Brown speaks with Emily and Amelia Nagosky from their new book “Burnout: The Secret to Breaking the Stress Cycle. [00:41:00]
When feeling burnt out, it can feel as though no one can truly understand your struggles – making it important to talk it over with someone, even if they don’t work in your field.
This podcast delves into physician burnout, including its causes and warning signs. Additionally, it discusses ways the medical community can recognize this problem more readily when it arises and support each other more readily when burnout strikes. It’s important to remember that burnout doesn’t indicate weakness – rather it signals overextension – by being mindful of early warning signs you can avoid burnout altogether and return to what brings you joy!

Who Can Support You in Times of Burnout?

Who Can Support You in Times of Burnout?

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