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BURNOUT: The Four ways to approach After-work Recovery.

Updated: Feb 20, 2022

Try reconstructing your time outside of work to get better.

Burnout can really take away your quality of life.

It stems from chronic work stress and can quickly steal away your happiness both at work and outside of it.

There is an even more menacing aspect to burnout where, left unchecked, scientific studies show that it can lead to Depression and Anxiety as well as a wide range of physical conditions such as heart disease and musculoskeletal pain.

Burnout actually has three components to it:

  1. Emotional exhaustion (feeling tired, drained, frustrated and fatigued)

  2. Cynicism or detachment (caring less about coworkers or clients)

  3. A loss of satisfaction in one's work (feelings of ineffectiveness and lack of accomplishment).

Although a big part of why you're suffering from burnout is the design or scope of your job itself (e.g. your boss, workload, culture), there are still many things you can do to deal with burnout starting from now.

So yes, your recovery journey can very much start here.

Avoiding the vicious cycle of burnout.

One misconception that many people have about recovering from burnout is that it's something to deal with later, or when we finally manage to get through this "tough period".

In that way, many of us try to fight burnout by tackling it straight on.