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Burnout



Burnout is a state of physical, mental, and emotional exhaustion that emerges from a prolonged period of stress or external demands. When we fail to listen to or are unable to respond to the limits of our internal warnings that we are doing too much, we reach “burnout.” While general symptoms of exhaustion are usually present, the most notable symptom of feeling burnt out is a loss of motivation, especially to complete work or maintain a relationship that was previously important or meaningful to us. This usually stems from feeling that our previous intense efforts have not accomplished the desired results or are now pointless. Fortunately, burnout is not a permanent state, but it takes some care and intention to replenish our spirits and revive.

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The Burnout We Can’t Talk About: Parent Burnout

New research demonstrates parental burnout has serious consequences. As defined by the study, burnout is an exhaustion syndrome, characterized by feeling overwhelmed, physical and emotional exhaustion, emotional distancing from one’s children, and a sense of being an ineffective parent.

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FindCenterIt isn’t the mountains ahead to climb that wear you down. It’s the pebble in your shoe.

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How Modern Work Pressure Distorts Our Identity | Burnout

In the first part of The National’s series Battling Burnout, Canadian author and workplace expert Rahaf Harfoush tells Andrew Chang that pressures in the modern workplace are distorting our identities by often placing success at work at the expense of mental and physical well-being.

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Burnout to Breakthrough: Building Resilience to Refuel, Recharge, and Reclaim What Matters

It's official. For the first time, the World Health Organization has classified burnout as a health problem. Renowned motivational speaker Eileen McDargh proposes that to tackle it, we must learn to break out of energy-draining thoughts and behaviors.

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Avoid Burnout Before You’re Already Burned Out

You don’t have to be ready to throw in the towel to improve things at work. These small changes can go a long way.

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Fried by Joan Borysenko

Joan Borysenko-a Harvard-trained medical scientist, psychologist, and renowned pioneer in stress and health-straddles psychology, biology, and soul in a completely fresh approach to burnout.

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Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder

As more and more people are coming to realize, there is far more to living a truly successful life than just earning a bigger salary and capturing a corner office.

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How Perfectionism Leads to Athlete Burnout

Setting high goals is great, but how you deal with falling short determines how long you’re willing to keep chasing them.

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The History of Burnout | Kati Morton

Today we are starting a new adventure together into the depths of burnout. Is it the same as stress? What about depression? Or is burnout something that we are making up? Follow along as I learn what burnout is, what it is not, and talking with specialists and friends along the way.

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Fried: Why You Burn Out and How to Revive

Burnout looks a lot like depression, but it's not a biological bogeyman that medication or simple stress management can cure.

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