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How to Avoid Caregiver Burnout: Tips for Caring for Yourself While Caring for Others

By Burnout, Caregiving

What happens when the helper does not get help? These empathetic and compassionate caregivers are struggling with burnout. The causes of burnout for caregivers are different than the causes of burnout for those in other fields, although the symptoms are very similar. Physical exhaustion is shown through their aches and pains and the need for rest. Mental exhaustion is shown through their cloudy thinking or issues with confusion. Moreover, emotional…

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4 Symptoms of Burnout You Should Be Aware of

By Burnout, Mental Health, Work-Life Balance
You may not be aware that you are suffering from burnout. We have all gone through a traumatic experience dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. Is it burnout? Is it grief? Or are we all just having a really bad hair day? Now that you are getting back to your usual routine, you may still feel exhausted and overwhelmed by the simplest of tasks. You might get easily angry or frustrated....
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How to Promote Recovery from Burnout

By Burnout, Mental Health
Our previous post is on the symptoms and signs of burnout to help you recognize if you display some of those symptoms and what your risk for burnout might be. For individuals who have a high risk or are already dealing with severe burnout symptoms, here are some things you can start doing now to recover and achieve a better balance in your life. How to Recover from Burnout Create...
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post pandemic workplace

Characteristics of a Quiet Quitter

By Burnout, Mental Health

Post-pandemic work environment My focus when creating the Palette of Grief® was the physical, emotional, behavioral, spiritual, and cognitive responses from a devastating loss. The Palette of Grief® can metaphorically be applied to the current work environment because of the reactions from many employees to the losses they’ve experienced post-pandemic. They are grieving how their job has changed since before the pandemic started, and losing friends and other co-workers who…

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burnout in nursing

Nurse Burnout: Risks, Causes, and Precautions for Nurses

By Burnout, Compassion Fatigue, Nurse Burnout

What Is Nurse Burnout? Nurse burnout is a common occurrence marked by a loss of energy, which displays as emotional tiredness, a lack of enthusiasm, and emotions of dissatisfaction, as well as a decrease in work efficacy. Causes of Burnout in Nursing Burnout is a psychological condition that affects many nurses, especially during the COVID pandemic. It’s defined by a loss of physical, emotional, and psychological energy as a result…

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Being Trauma Informed Builds Organizational Resilience

By Trauma Informed, Burnout, Resilience
Regardless of your field or your level of expertise, you will most probably meet someone in the workplace who is grieving or traumatized. You may know someone who has experienced vicarious trauma, traumatic events, or who is experiencing professional grief. For that matter, you may have been impacted by grief or trauma while doing your job. If you are a leader, you may be seeking resources and strategies for organizational...
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A Magical Way to Get Over Burnout at Work

By Burnout

Consider the power of magic to manage burnout. You can create the magic that helps you mitigate the impact of burnout at work. You may have a high workload. Your workplace may not share your values. You may have low control over your job. Yet, there is a magic formula to follow, so you can manage the daily stressors that are causing burnout. Tips to Manage Burnout at Work Magic…

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Are You Burnt Out Because of Rigid Thinking?

By Burnout

A Gap Analysis A gap analysis is a well-defined learning strategy that can help you manage being burnt out. A gap analysis is a simple tool for establishing any gaps between your strengths in managing being burnt out and your organization’s ability to assist you in putting those strengths into practice. Let’s explore the issue of rigid thinking and being burnt out. Current State Focus on your current state of…

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Compassion Fatigue vs. Burnout

By Burnout, Compassion Fatigue

As we explore the question of what is compassion fatigue, we recognize that it is not the same as burnout. Compassion fatigue and burnout are two types of stresses that bring about mental, physical, and emotional exhaustion. Signs of compassion fatigue are headaches, sadness, grief, avoiding working with certain people, nightmares, and changes in belief systems. They may also experience emotional disconnection from others. Symptoms can mirror post-traumatic stress disorder,…

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