Tips For Managing Burnout

Advertiser Disclosure

Unbiased Content. Factual Advice.
 
In order to provide top tier advice from industry professionals - for free - we partner with sponsors. This post contains affiliate links and we will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on these links.
 
We want you to know this does not impact the quality of our content as writers are not influenced by this process. Links are added after the article is finalized. By doing this, we strive to bring you the most straightforward, factual advice to help you through your 20s. Learn more about our content process here.

Skip to Actionable Steps

Shorter Version


Est. Reading Time: 1 Minute

It’s Monday. You’re scheduled for back to back meetings at work all week and have a project due by Friday. You said yes to training the new co-worker and volunteered to plan this quarter’s teambuilding. By Thursday, your energy level is at an all-time low and you’re tempted to call in sick tomorrow. Sound familiar? This is a sure sign of burnout.

Yeah, burnout is real

Work burnout occurs when chronic stress is unrecognized and/or ignored and can eventually lead to other physical and mental health conditions. Although it might not be defined as a medical condition, the World Health Organization recognizes burnout as a “stress syndrome… resulting from chronic workplace stress that has not been successfully managed.” The syndrome is described by the following symptoms: (1) feeling physically exhausted or depleted of energy, (2) feeling mentally distant or negative about one’s job, and (3) having a significant lack of productivity at work.

Understanding how to recognize burnout is important in knowing how to manage it, as well as prevent it from happening again.

So, what is the key to managing burnout?

Making a few simple changes and creating new habits will add balance to your work life and help you in managing burnout. Scheduling self-care like regular exercise, getting a massage, enjoying a hobby, or learning to meditate can help prevent or reduce feelings of burnout. Surround yourself with people who support your decisions to take care of your health. Eat a balanced diet full of nutrient-dense foods and add more movement throughout the day. Let your body rest with a solid 8 hours of sleep a night so you’re refreshed for a new day. And, lastly, do not be afraid to ask for help. Working with a professional will set you up for success with individualized care.




A Gift For You

Win a free 1:1
coaching session!

A Gift For You

Win a free 1:1 coaching session!

Actionable Steps


1

Read the longer version

To learn more, read these articles reviewed by our professionals to be the best on the topic: What is Burnout and How to Take Care of Yourself by McKel Kooenga, MS, RDN, LDN. A Guide to Burnout by Juli Fraga. Burnout Prevention and Treatment by authors Melinda Smith, M.A., Jeanne Segal, Ph.D., Lawrence Robinson, and Robert Segal, M.A.

2

Sit down and set your boundaries

Make those boundaries non-negotiable so that your health can take priority. Learn how to say no and set boundaries from an experienced professional here.

3

Manage your stress

Learn to manage stress by meditating anywhere, anytime, with a free app like Headspace, Insight Timer, or YogaGlo.

4

Ask for help!

Find a licensed therapist or call the Mental Health Lifeline.

5

Smile!

Check in with yourself every day and don’t forget to smile!

Coaches For All Your Self-Improvement Needs!

About the Author


shannon costello

Shannon Costello

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN)

Hi, I’m Shannon! I’m a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Culinary Coach, and Personal Trainer. After dedicating over 8 years to the corporate wellness world, I began my own nutrition practice. Chef Shannon Nutrition focuses on plant-based nutrition and culinary coaching. My passion for culinary nutrition grew when I worked as a cooking instructor for a culinary entertainment company. After several years as an instructor and event coordinator, I moved into the role of Director of Culinary Entertainment where I developed all the recipes, menus, and instructor trainings. My dietetic’s expertise helped the company expand into allergy-friendly and health conscious menus to suit all clients.
Full Bio | LinkedIn | 1:1 Coaching


favouriteLoadingAdd to Favorites

Leave a Reply

Related Posts

How to Store Seasonal Food Long-Term

Trying to save money by buying in bulk and storing food? Use these tips on how to store food long-term to save money and eat well.

Hey there! Let’s get started.

Sign up with email
Have an account? Log in
By signing up, I agree to this platform’s Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

Hey there! Join for free.

Access 1,000+ resources to change your life today. Sign up with email
Have an account? Log in
Are you a coach? Click here
By signing up, I agree to this platform’s Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

Sign in with email

All sign in options

Welcome Back

Sign in with email
Don’t have an account? Sign up
By signing in, I agree to this platform’s Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

Win a FREE Coaching Session

Achieve success like member Michael M - our coaches helped him to increase his salary by $60,000! Enter to win a free session with a self-improvement coach on our Sweepstakes page today.