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Science-Backed Ways to Heal Burnout

Work-related burnout is a serious problem that isn’t taken seriously enough. According to a survey by Deloitte, 91% of surveyed employees said that having unmanageable amounts of stress and frustration negatively affects the quality of their work and 83% said work-related burnout can negatively affect their personal relationships. Close to 70% of professionals believe their employers aren’t doing enough to alleviate burnout within their organizations and 21% said their organizations don’t offer any initiatives or programs to alleviate burnout.

One of the most important takeaways from the survey is that the top driver of burnout is lack of support or even recognition from leadership. Burnout is also a significant problem when it comes to employee retention, specifically millennial retention. 84% of millennials have experienced burnout at their current job, and close to 50% of them have left a job specifically due to burnout.

So, now that we’ve established the significance of the problem, how can self-care factor into addressing it. Well, we’ve dedicated this blog post to exploring science-backed ways to heal burnout. Take a look.

Define and Draw Boundaries

The first step to healing burnout is to recognize it. The second is to define ad draw your boundaries. Be prepared for the process to make you feel selfish or even scared, but establishing boundaries helps us stay healthy, perform well, and contribute. Write down what you’re currently feeling and what you feel you need. For example, if you aren’t able to find the time to exercise, stop working at 6 p.m. and workout. Make sure to reinforce your boundaries without apology and fanfare. Be polite but firm.


Engineer Your Recovery

Rest is critical to healing burnout, so you need to find adequate time to do that. Ever since we started working from home, we’ve been working longer hours and experiencing burnout symptoms. According to Monster, two-thirds of employees are experiencing burnout symptoms while working remotely.

The great thing is that you don’t need to too much time to recharge. According to research, taking vacations, or staycations for that matter, for even a few days can de-stress you as much as longer ones.

The journey toward personal growth can feel like an uphill battle for many, but you don’t need to travel that path alone. Work with a certified life coach in Palm Desert to unlock your true potential and set off on the road to a greater life.

Over at mIND oVER mATTER in Palm Springs and Palm Desert, we tailor our cognitive coaching sessions according to your needs.

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