How to Prevent Burnout

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Every Friday on The Verywell Mind Podcast, Editor-in-Chief Amy Morin, LCSW, shares the “Friday Fix”—a short episode featuring a quick, actionable tip or exercise to help you manage a specific mental health issue or concern.

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Friday Fix: Episode 170

Do you ever think you just don’t have any more to give? Are you emotionally exhausted? Do you feel cynical and hopeless? Those are just a few signs that you might be experiencing burnout.

High levels of chronic stress combined with a sense of feeling stuck can lead to burnout. 

Burnout has become a common issue during the pandemic. As many people struggled to create a healthy work/life balance, they began feeling burned out.

Consequently, many people are struggling as they return to their office. This is one of the reasons for the Great Resignation

Burnout is a serious issue that should be addressed. It can cause a variety of emotional, social, and physical problems in your life if things don’t change.

You can’t always control all the factors that contribute to burnout. An unhealthy work environment may be to blame.

And taking a one week vacation or attending a 30-minute seminar on stress relief isn’t going to fix it. Instead, it’s important to create some bigger changes in your life.

But there are steps you can take to improve your individual situation. A few changes to your lifestyle might go a long way toward helping you feel better.

On today’s episode of The Verywell Mind Podcast, I share strategies for preventing and addressing burnout. 

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By Amy Morin, LCSW
Amy Morin, LCSW, is the Editor-in-Chief of Verywell Mind. She's also a licensed clinical social worker, psychotherapist, and international bestselling author. Her books, including "13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do," have been translated into more than 40 languages. Her TEDx talk,  "The Secret of Becoming Mentally Strong," is one of the most viewed talks of all time.