How to Deal with Burnout

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Written by Putri Harum and Luthfia Mariatul


For many years, burnout has been found in some people especially for various people-oriented professions such as education and human service. Burnout is a psychological syndrome emerging as a prolonged response to chronic interpersonal stressors on the job. The three key dimensions of this response are an overwhelming exhaustion, feelings of cynicism and detachment from the job, and a sense of ineffectiveness and lack of accomplishment.


Everyone must have felt exhausted and stressed at work. However, a person with burnout is more likely to feel or display the following characteristics: getting exhausted easily, hating the paperwork, declining job performance, getting irritated easily, withdrawing from social environment.


Burnout conditions are more common in people who often force themselves to continue working, do not get job appreciation from their superiors, have a heavy workload, or have a monotonous job. Burnout is triggered by severe stress at work that is not resolved so that sufferers lose their enthusiasm for work, even lose interest in interacting with their social environment.


Therefore, in this article I will share several ways on how to deal with burnout.


  1.   Find the Cause of the Burnout

The first way to overcome burnout is to find out the cause. It’s hard to make changes when you don’t know exactly what’s causing it, so exploring the contributing factors or sources of stress in your life can help. Stress may be manageable on its own, but it can easily be overwhelming if you don’t take steps to get support.

  1.   Take Time Off 

Watch out for your mental health, you have to have this knowing that you need a vacation to breathe and relax. As a human being we have a proportion for work and rest. So, don’t take all your time for work. When your energy is highest – often in the morning – you should focus on work and maximize your productivity then step away for a rest.

  1. 3.   Put Away Your Digital Devices 

Digital helps you but it can be your enemy. As an illustration, when you are exhausted and going to bed, you can’t sleep because of scrolling through social media or playing games. Therefore, put away your digital devices when you are tired. Place your smartphone in a basket or drawer when you arrive home so you’re not tempted to pick it up and check your email; or you might devise a rule for yourself about turning it off past 8pm. “Put away your phone,” says Halvorson. “Whatever it is, it can wait until tomorrow.”

  1.   Physical Activity

The next way to deal with burnout is to do activities that are relaxing and deal with stress, such as yoga, meditation, or tai chi. Doing physical activity can take your mind off work. It is no less important to meet the quality of sleep every day well.

As a student, you must be able to control your mind and do everything according to your priorities. So that the mind remains in control, work optimally and avoid stress.

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