Neurofeedback by Dr. Charlene

Burnout

Burnout by definition is “a form of exhaustion caused by constantly feeling swamped. It’s a result of excessive and prolonged emotional, physical, and mental stress.”


Here are some ways to effectively deal with feeling burnt out.

1. Practice mindfulness 

Be present in every moment. Allow yourself to take everything in. Avoid always thinking of the next thing. Plan accordingly but remain present. Some examples include: paying attention to your environment moment by moment, pay attention to what people say and do. Avoid multitasking. Listen, taste, touch, smell and feel as much as possible. 


2. Reach out

Seek support in the workplace, at home and in your social circles. Burnout is a common issue many people face. You aren’t alone.
Decide who is the best person to talk to. Who would you feel most comfortable talking to? Think about what outcome you want. Do you simply want to be listened to? Explain how you feel and what support you’d like to recieve.


3. Get some sleep

While trying to reach deadlines and stay on top of things you may miss out on much needed rest. Make sure you get a healthy amount of quality sleep. Stick to a sleep schedule. Set aside no more than eight hours for sleep.  Pay attention to what you eat and drink. Don’t go to bed hungry or stuffed. Create a restful environment. Limit daytime naps. Include physical activity in your daily routine. 


4. Exercise

Exercising is good for the brain and body. Getting in a good workout regularly can decrease the effects of burnout. Not only is it good for your bones and muscles, it keeps your brain healthy. Physical activity can improve your cognitive health—helping you think, learn, problem-solve, and enjoy an emotional balance. It can improve memory and reduce anxiety or depression.

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