We’ve all experienced burnout at some point in our lives. It can happen to anyone, regardless of their job or lifestyle. Burnout can have damaging effects on our mental, physical and emotional health, leaving us feeling drained, demotivated, and disengaged. If you’re a woman in a leadership role, a type-A personality, or a perfectionist, you might be more vulnerable to burnout than others. In this blog post, we’ll take a closer look at what burnout is, its symptoms, and most importantly, how to recover from it.
Recognize the signs of burnout:
The first step in recovering from burnout is identifying it. Did you know that burnout became an occupational phenomenon in 2019? Signs of burnout include emotional exhaustion, detachment, cynicism, lack of motivation and a decline in productivity. Physical symptoms might include headaches, muscle aches, and fatigue. If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, it’s essential to take a step back to recharge.
Take a break:
When was the last time you took a vacation? If you can’t remember, it’s time to take a break. Remember, your PTO is part of your compensation package. Your benefits are as well!
Taking time off work can be challenging for some people, but it’s essential to recharge your batteries. Whether it's a weekend getaway or a more extended period, taking time off work can significantly reduce your burnout symptoms.
Indulge in self-care:
Self-care is essential for physical, mental and emotional health. There is no one-size-fits-all approach to self-care, so it's essential to figure out what works for you. It could be something as simple as taking a relaxing bubble bath, reading a book, or going for a walk. The key is to make time for yourself regularly.
Hire a burnout coach:
One of the most effective ways to recover from burnout is hiring a burnout coach. We all know that we benefit when we’re in the presence of someone who has experience. Working with a coach who has burnout expertise can make sure you recover at the right pace and in a way that simultaneously boosts your career and your home life.
Many executive coaches are only focused on your career; health coaches are only focused on XYZ health condition. A burnout coach looks at your life holistically to make sure that we address the root cause to build you a sustainable pathway forward. If you're asking yourself, "Am I burnt-out?", here are 10 questions to identify burnout.
Once you learn how to hit that next work milestone without the hustle or burnout, you will hit every goal with more ease. If your job is stressing you out, consider hiring a coach like me. They will likely be able to help alleviate some of the pressure and suggest ways to manage it more effectively. The only way to know for sure.
In conclusion, recovering from burnout is not an easy process, but it's essential for your long-term well-being. Learning to recognize the signs of burnout, and taking steps to address them will not only help you recover, but it will also prevent it from happening in the future.
Remember, everyone experiences burnout at some point; it's how you handle it that makes the difference. Prioritize self-care and focus on what really matters in your life, and you’ll be well on your way to bouncing back from burnout. If you’re trying to recover from workplace burnout as you’re juggling work and life, now is the right time to work with me. With years of experience, I can help you hit that next milestone. Book a consultation call with me to see if working together is right for you.