What to do about Burnout: A Presentation for Nurses & Teachers
Watch the recording of our lunch hour webinar on YouTube. Our guest speaker Annalee Kruger addresses tips and tricks for handling and overcoming burnout.
Boundaries are Important
Your job is to take care of others, but what about you? Who tells you when you have done enough, so you can scale back to a sustainable level of effort? How do you make sure you are taken care of and have a plan in place when to avoid crisis?
Burnout has real physical effects on your health. Watch for the physical symptoms, so that you can make adjustments to stay on top of your stresses before they become health challenges. Doing what you can to be stronger and healthier physically will create a more resilient and productive you.
Sometimes emotional symptoms are harder to define than physical ones, but they are no less important. When you learn to observe your emotions and name them, you can better work through them to protect yourself from burnout. There are techniques that can help.
Our bank accounts usually show the effects of burnout. Physical ailments cause pain and healthcare appointments. Emotional spending, eating, and other compulsive choices can be expensive. Do what you can to minimize financial stress by being educated and proactive.
Create a Better Life Balance, for Your Own Good
Compassionate occupations make it difficult to create a good life balance. But you owe it to yourself, your loved ones, and your career to watch for burnout and take steps to take care of yourself, so that you can enjoy the long-term benefits of your career.