Career and Workplace Counselling: – Recovering from and/or Preventing Burnout

In our previous blog “What is Burnout“? we defined the term Burnout and identified the 12 phases of burnout as coined by Herbert Freudenberger and Gail North in the 1970’s.

Today, one wishes to address the readers concern, that is if we are feeling the effect of burnout what exactly can we do to recover from it or better yet prevent it from occurring in the first place?

Great question here are 8 key strategies to consider: –

1)      Speak with a qualified Counsellor

2)      Develop a work life balance strategy

3)      Clearly define your personal and professional goals and limitations

4)      Establish your proprieties and manage your time effectively

5)      Take all your annual and public holidays each year; get away from it all and chill out

6)      Take responsibility for your health and well-being (physical, psychological and emotional)

7)      Learn to say “No”, in other words do not be a doormat and let people walk all over you

8)      Develop coping strategies such as relaxation and meditation