Overcoming Burnout


people are experiencing burnout at work.

As mental health professionals offering online anonymous therapy and counseling support, we often come across clients who are struggling with workplace burnout.

Burnout is a state of emotional, physical, and mental exhaustion caused by prolonged stress, and it can impact all areas of our lives.

The good news is that there are ways to overcome and thrive at the workplace. In this blog post, we will discuss what workplace burnout is, its symptoms, and how people can overcome it.

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What is workplace burnout?

According to the World Health Organization, burnout is a syndrome that resulted from chronic workplace stress that has not been successfully managed.

Burnout is characterized by:
– Feelings of exhaustion,
– Cynicism,
– and inefficacy,

and it can lead to a range of physical and mental health problems, including depression, anxiety, and cardiovascular disease.

Burnout can also negatively impact work performance, creativity, and relationships.

Symptoms of workplace burnout

The symptoms of workplace burnout can vary from person to person, but some common signs include:

– Feeling exhausted and drained
– Losing interest in work or hobbies
– Feeling irritable or cynical
– Feeling unproductive or inefficient
– Having difficulty concentrating
– Feeling physically ill, such as headaches or stomachaches
– Having difficulty sleeping

If you are experiencing these symptoms, it may be time to take action to prevent or overcome workplace burnout. Speak to a mental health professional to learn how to navigate burnout effectively.

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In conclusion

Workplace burnout can have a significant impact on our physical and mental health, as well as our work performance and relationships.

However, there are ways to overcome and thrive at the workplace, such as setting boundaries, practicing mindfulness, seeking support, prioritizing self-care, and identifying sources of stress.

If you are experiencing symptoms of burnout, it may be helpful to talk to a mental health professional who can provide support and guidance.

Remember, it is a strength to reach out and seek help. Join our online anonymous community for support and growth.


World Health Organization. (2019). Burn-out an “occupational phenomenon”: International Classification of Diseases. https://www.who.int/news/item/28-05-2019-burn-out-an-occupational-phenomenon-international-classification-of-diseases

Gilmartin, H. (2017). Mindfulness interventions for occupational health: A systematic review. Journal of Occupational Health

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