Dealing With Burnout

What are some strategies to avoid and deal with burnout?

Sabbaticals prevent burnout. But if you’re already burned out, what do you do? Recently the World Health Organization classified burnout as one of its diseases. That’s not great news.

Sabbaticals prevent burnout. But if you’re already burned out, what do you do? Recently the World Health Organization classified burnout as one of its diseases. That’s not great news.

You have to be patient. You have to be kind to yourself. You have to reset your expectations of what acceptable output is for you.

Be okay with expecting less out of yourself. Define what is “enough” right now. What is a successful day today? What is a successful day tomorrow?

Be okay with less during this recovery phase, because it’s hard enough recovering without also beating yourself up for not being able to accomplish more.