How Mindfulness Can Help Prevent and Manage Burnout + Tips
In the midst of our fast-paced lives, burnout can cast a shadow on our well-being, leaving us feeling drained and overwhelmed. However, there is a gentle and powerful antidote that can transform our experience – mindfulness. In this article, we will discover how mindfulness can help prevent and manage burnout. From staying present to embracing self-compassion, mindfulness offers a path to inner peace and resilience. Join us on this mindful journey as we uncover the wonders of mindfulness and its potential to nurture our minds and hearts.
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.
Is Perfectionism Bad? 5 Things Perfectionists Struggle With
Perfectionism is often hailed as a desirable trait in our society—after all, who does not want to be perfect? However, the reality is that perfectionism can actually be a double-edged sword, causing a host of challenges and struggles for those who embody it. From the fear of failure to the inability to rest and the constant striving for unattainable standards, perfectionists often find themselves battling a number of internal demons that can leave them feeling exhausted, alone, and unfulfilled. In this article, we will explore five of the most common challenges that perfectionists face, and offer tips and strategies for overcoming them.
What is Imposter Syndrome? 7 Common Signs and Causes
Did you know that many successful individuals, including Michelle Obama, Tom Hanks, and Maya Angelou, have admitted to struggling with imposter syndrome? Despite their remarkable achievements, these prominent figures have still experienced the same inner turmoil as many of us. In fact, Maya Angelou, who wrote 11 books, described how she sometimes feels anxious and worries about being exposed as a fraud. It may be difficult to believe that such accomplished individuals would suffer from imposter syndrome, but the truth is that anyone can experience it.
In this blog post, we will delve into the topic of imposter syndrome, exploring what it is, common signs of it, and what causes it. So, if you have ever felt like a fraud or worried that you are not good enough despite your achievements, this post is for you.
The Real Self-Care Guide for Busy Women: 10 Ways to Practise
While self-care is an important practice for everybody, busy women are a group that is especially vulnerable to neglect their own mental and physical wellbeing. Societal expectations of women, hustle culture, and guilt are some of the unique challenges that the modern woman faces and which prevents her from engaging in healthy self-care. Lack of self-care can lead to a host of negative consequences and mental problems. As a result, today we bring the ultimate self-care guide for our busy women that are giving their all.
Burnout vs Depression: What’s The Difference & How To Recover
Feel like you can’t take it anymore? Like your life is too much to handle? Is sleeping all you want to do all day? If yes, you might be experiencing something within yourself that isn’t quite right. Most often, this can be a sign of depression or burnout. But how can you tell the difference between the two?
How to Practice Mindfulness at Work: 5 Easy Tips
The workplaces can be extremely competitive and stress-provoking environments. Long working hours, strict deadlines, difficult conversations with bosses and managers can be hard sometimes. Also, the amount of information you are bombarded with can increase your anxiety levels and can make you feel overwhelmed and disconnected from the present time. The tricky part of this bad habit is that it can easily turn into a vicious cycle. The moment you start feeling anxious, you disconnect from the present time and start focusing on future tasks or past mistakes at the workplace. In the end, it causes more anxiety, provokes stress and might cause burnout. In the long run, it can affect both your mental and physiological health. So, it is important to deal with your stress level adaptively and decrease anxiety. What can you do about this?
This is where mindfulness comes in.
The Stress Cycle: How To Manage Stress The Right Way
We have all been through stressful periods in our lives. For example, moving to a new country, changing jobs, or breaking up with a partner. We are all acquainted with the feeling of stress and know a couple of things about how to manage it. The problem is that we have come to believe that once we are done with a stressful experience, that’s it; we are done and do not need to do anything else. This can't be farther from the truth so today we will explore what psychologists know about managing stress the right way. We will discuss what the stress cycle is and why is it so important to complete it.
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?
Burnout is becoming an increasingly problematic illness in our fast-paced world. In order to learn how to identify, prevent, and manage burnout, we must first begin at the source. We must learn what triggers burnout and when exactly does it begin. Is it when you start losing sleep or when you feel stressed every day? In reality, burnout starts way earlier than that and the answer might surprise you.
Throughout our lives, we play multiple roles. We can be a parent, a friend, a professional, a sibling, a sports person, and so on. Balancing all these roles can be challenging. We are only human, and we have a limited amount of time every day. When we have too much in our plate and do not have the tools to appropriately balance all of our roles, we can end up experiencing burnout. But, how can we identify if we have burnout? What symptoms can help us recognise that we are burning-out?
Social media is one of the latest technological advances that have most effectively changed our everyday lives. It has shaped our daily habits, our economic structures, and how we relate to one another.
Our social media channels have become the first and last thing we do in our day. And despite the many benefits social media has granted us, there is a darker face to it. We are referring to the negative consequences that occur due to our excessive use of social media; social media burnout.
In this quick paced world we sometimes underestimate the power of pausing. No, we are not talking about the wonderful practice of meditation. We are talking about pausing to understand what is going on inside your mind.
Pausing and observing your thoughts is one of the main pillars of one of the most popular therapeutic approaches. An approach that can help you cope with stress, anxiety, depression, burnout and many other mental health issues. This is CBT, and today we bring forward a metaphor that will help you understand this approach better.
The articles around the international press about millennials being the burnout generation keep multiplying. The pandemic is not helping with our mental health either. Depression is also on the rise. But is there a link between depression and burnout?
9 ways that perfectionism can lead to burnout
First of all, let’s clear out a really common misunderstanding.
We believe that perfectionism is a healthy mindset that leads to perfect results, perfect achievements, perfect life, to perfection.
However, the truth is somewhat different: perfectionism is the stress we feel in order to be perceived as perfect by others or ourselves and the exhausting effort we put in order to deal with that stress.
In other words, perfectionism feels like we are not enough and we need to try more in order to become so. And when we say “try”, we mean try a lot.
Defeating anxiety, stress, negative thoughts, procrastination and fears has never been easy. And it never will be. Not because there is something wrong with us, or because we are doing it the wrong way, but because it is something that indeed requires from us conscious effort, time, practice and a lot of mental energy.
We are actually rewiring our brain: changing the neuron paths existing since childhood which take us a certain way, into a different path, where things happen in a different way and are linked to different thoughts.
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