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.
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?
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.
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