8 Ways to Deal with Burnout

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Burnout is what most people experience at some point in their professional journey. It can stem from various causes such as monotonous or repetitive tasks, fear of failure, or lack of confidence in one’s abilities. Regardless of the reasons, managing these feelings is crucial to continue working effectively.

8 effective ways to manage burnout:

  1. Acknowledge and accept feelings: The first step in managing feelings is to acknowledge and accept what you are feeling. Denial or attempting to hide these emotions can do more harm than good.
  2. Explore the causes of feelings: After acknowledging these feelings, examine the factors that trigger such emotions. It could be due to the repetitive nature of daily tasks that leads to boredom. Identifying the root cause can help find solutions.
  3. Set goals and plans: Once you identify the causes, set goals to change these feelings positively. Goals could involve engaging in more interesting tasks, developing new skills, or changing your mindset towards work.
  4. Time management and prioritisation: Efficient time management is crucial in resolving this situation. Try prioritising tasks and allocating time to the most important ones.
  5. Breaks and emotional recovery: Taking sufficient breaks is essential to cope with work reluctance. Activities like exercise, listening to music, or doing things you enjoy can be helpful.
  6. Communication and expressing feelings: Talking to close friends or supervisors about burnout may yield valuable insights and external perspectives, aiding in problem resolution.
  7. Skill development and learning: Learning and developing new skills can add interest to your current job and boost confidence in your abilities.
  8. Seek inspiration: Find inspiration from your work or the success of others to rekindle enthusiasm for your work.

Effectively managing burnout is a challenging process. If attempting these strategies does not improve the situation or if burnout significantly impacts daily life, it is recommended to consult with a mental health professional for assistance.

Prof.Ronnachai Kongsakon,M.D

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