We often hear people talking about “Burnout”, a word that has definitely become quite trendy in the last few years. In fact, people use it to describe any state in which they feel “burnout”. It’s especially used among programmers when they have a busy work week or when they have a to-do list and projects with too many demands and too short deadlines.

So what actually constitutes “burnout”? And do you often feel this way? And even more important: How can you deal with it?

Today we will introduce you to the best tips from specialist psychotherapist Natasha Duke, which Health Cleveland Clinic presents to us and which will help you recover from the “burnout” condition.

Admit you’re burnt out
There is no way to improve your condition unless you admit that your present situation must change. This can be very difficult, especially if the thing that brings you to this state-such as parenting or a job you love-is important to you.

If possible, move away from stressors
What this means depends on your situation and resources. “Distance” can be as significant as leaving a job or taking time off from work. If you don’t want to be away for too long, take a week off where you avoid even looking at your work email.

Remember that health is most important
You’ve been running burnt out for a while, so it’s time to recharge. That might mean getting an extra hour of sleep at night, cooking your favorite meals instead of taking them home, or hanging out with friends more often. Anything that helps you feel like yourself again – do it.

Reassess your goals and values
When your condition starts to improve, it’s time to use these resources to reflect on the situation that led you to burnout. What are you not getting that you need to be happy? Is your mindset helping you, or hurting you? Are your priorities in alignment with your values? What is most important to you and why?

Explore alternative routes and options
Now that you’re clear about what you don’t like about your life, is it time to think about what specific change or changes you could make to improve your situation? Maybe you need to quit a job that is proving too stressful, or maybe you just need to cut back and look after yourself more. Changes don’t have to be big to make a meaningful difference in your daily life. With small but significant steps you can tackle anything. Even with the burnout condition.

Take a break and/or make a change
Once you’ve figured out what you need, you need to do it. It’s time. Do it for yourself. It’s not always easy, but it’s vital to the recovery process. If you stay in the same situation and do not take action, your condition will worsen. Be careful and remember that health – physical and mental – is first among priorities.

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