Should I Return to Work After Burnout? 8 Things to Consider
Navigating through burnout can be an overwhelming and debilitating experience. If you find yourself facing this challenging situation, you have likely wondered whether it is time to return to work or if it is best to take more time for recovery. As a therapist, I have encountered numerous clients grappling with this very dilemma. Indeed, determining if you are truly ready to re-immerse yourself in the hustle and bustle of work life can be a complex task. In this article, we will delve into the complexities of burnout and explore crucial factors to consider before making the decision to return to the workplace.
How To Learn To Say No: 3 Tips to Set Healthy Boundaries
Do you often find yourself saying "yes" to requests and invitations that you do not really want to do? Do you struggle with setting boundaries and saying "no" without feeling guilty or selfish? If so, you are not alone.
Many of us have been conditioned to believe that saying "no" is a negative thing, and that setting boundaries is selfish or unkind. However, the truth is that learning to say "no" and setting healthy boundaries is a crucial aspect of maintaining our mental and emotional wellbeing. In this article, we will explore the importance of learning to say "no," and offer some practical tips for setting healthy boundaries with confidence.
Workaholism 101: Common Symptoms, Causes and Tips
When someone asks how can they stop overworking, what they often hear is to 'simply work less or set some boundaries'. Evidently, this can help but it is not as easy and straightforward as it sounds. The truth is that there are some deeper reasons to why it is so difficult to stop being a workaholic. For instance, we might know that stopping working on a project at five is reasonable. But, we might still be compelled to work well into the night. Why is it that some of us seem addicted to work? And, how can we overcome this?
Family dinners are fun. Right?
Hmm, not always and not for everyone.
Most of us have been to family dinners, gatherings and celebrations, where (some specific) family members are more intrusive than others: they keep asking personal questions in front of everyone, they feel entitled to know our private secrets, they treat our life as theirs. You get the point here.
Burnout is on the rise. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, we have seen burnout steadily increasing and affecting the wellbeing of thousands of people. At this point, many people are aware of burnout and how it can impact our life. But one side of burnout is not widely recognized. This is compassion fatigue.
Compassion fatigue is the silent lurker in the lives of psychologists, therapists, and anyone working on the service of others. But, it is sometimes met with stigma. Particularly as these professionals are equipped with the knowledge and tips to help themselves.
But some forget one crucial thing: therapists and psychologists are also humans.
TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR LIFE.
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