Recently, Petra Coach presented a webinar, “Going Strong or Burning Out?” with Oksana Esberard.
If you’re a business leader, this information is crucial to sharpening your skills and growing as a leader and team member.
You can find the full recording here.
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To augment the recording, we noted takeaways and tips from the presentation.
“Burnout is what happens when you try to avoid being human for too long.” – Michael Gungor
Burnout is a syndrome conceptualized as resulting from chronic workplace stress that has not been successfully managed.
It is characterized by:
This is considered in occupational context and should not be applied to experiences in other areas of life.
Those who are highly engaged in their work are more likely to have burnout, not necessarily people who just “clock in and clock out.” Just because someone is productive does not mean they aren’t at risk.
Burnout is like sitting in the worst traffic jam with a catastrophe on the road.
Stress can be an addiction:
As long as stress is satisfying those needs, you will not get rid of that behavior. Start flipping how you are satisfying your needs in order to get rid of that behavior.
Passion. Energy. Strength.
Two Types of Passion:
Ask yourself, reflect back on when you’ve had burnout, what is the underlying reason for those feelings? Were you attempting to prove something or were you truly engaged in your work and getting satisfaction?
Think about what emotions you feel before you get burnt out – What are you feeling?
Fight – Anxiety, projecting forward, annoyance, resentment, frustration, irritation, headache
Freeze – Emptiness, numb, sadness, depression, fogginess, cannot concentrate
Engagement – Energetic, flow state, steadiness, productive, inspired, hopeful
If you are feeling like this every day, you may be burnt out:
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