The Verywell Mind Podcast How to Prevent Burnout By Amy Morin, LCSW, Editor-in-Chief Updated on May 20, 2022 Print Verywell / Julie Bang Table of Contents View All Table of Contents Friday Fix: Episode 170 More About the Podcast 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. Follow Now: Apple Podcasts / Spotify / Google Podcasts 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. The Best Way to Switch Tasks to Avoid Burnout More About the Podcast The Verywell Mind Podcast is available across all streaming platforms. If you like the show, please leave us a review on Apple Podcasts. Reviews and ratings are a great way to encourage other people to listen and help them prioritize their mental health too. Editor’s Note: Please be mindful that this transcript does not go through our standard editorial process and may contain inaccuracies and grammatical errors. Thank you. For media or public speaking inquiries, contact Amy here. Download the Transcript Links and Resources Follow Amy Morin on Instagram Check out Amy’s books on mental strength If You Liked This Episode You Might Also Like These Episodes: Friday Fix: How to Avoid Decision Fatigue Are You Living Your Dream or Someone Else’s with Bestselling Author Dave Hollis Friday Fix: How to Become Mentally Stronger “I Can't Do This Anymore:” What to Do If You Are Experiencing Burnout By Amy Morin, LCSW, Editor-in-Chief 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. See Our Editorial Process Meet Our Review Board Share Feedback Was this page helpful? Thanks for your feedback! What is your feedback? Other Helpful Report an Error Submit Speak to a Therapist Online Advertiser Disclosure × The offers that appear in this table are from partnerships from which Verywell Mind receives compensation.