Stress and Burnout - Deal with Both
Stress and burnout feed each other. As burnout researcher, Beverley Potter points out, "Stress and burnout are not the same. Burnout is a kind of job depression and is caused by a feeling of powerlessness; it is not caused by stress - though it is stressful. Stress is a taxing of the body."
As you know there are many stressors that impact how we feel and operate. Work related stress is a huge topic but learning how to be strengthened by stress is helpful. Reducing many negative stresses is also important.
These articles will allow you to think about and examine the place of stress in your own life. Burnout and stress many not be the same but they share a number of common feelings that we all express.
Coping with Stress
You can't get away from having any stress. But you do have to ask yourself a critical question if you need to immediately find ways to deal with stress that is 'over the top'.
We might be better to speak of the integrity of your 'one life', but consider these 10 areas that we commonly refer to around life-work balance.
Gary's '52 Solutions' Book
Learning some new practices can diminish a great deal of work related stress. 52 Solutions for Those Who Need a 25 Hour Day is a practical, use-every-day book to have.
Share Your Experience with Burnout.
We'd like to hear your experiences dealing with burnout. Your insights may be helpful to someone else. What happened (briefly)? What do you feel were the contributing factors? How did you deal with burnout? What tips would you give to help others with avoiding burnout?
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