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Burnout

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Maureene
Maureene Community member Posts: 6 Listener
edited September 2022 in Mental health and wellbeing
I'm struggling at the moment with the burnout effect. Headaches, stomachaches, dizziness, and tiredness are only a few symptoms that I face at the moment. I'm tired of the constant state of being drained. I started therapies last week, but these seem not to work in my case.
Who got through the burnout?

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  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Scope Posts: 12,503 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi @maureene :) 

    I'm sorry to hear that you're experiencing burnout at the moment. I'm sure that this is something many of us can relate to.

    Have you been able to identify what might be the cause of your burnout? 

    It can take a while until you see improvements from talking therapy, so I'd urge you to stick with it if you can.
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  • Maureene
    Maureene Community member Posts: 6 Listener
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    Probably, due to a lot of work and stress, I have burnout. 
    Yes, I'll continue with therapies, even though I haven't noticed any benefits yet.
    Thanks for supporting me!
  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Scope Posts: 12,503 Disability Gamechanger
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    No problem @maureene :) We're all here to chat and support you where we can. 

    Have you thought about whether making any changes to your work life could help with your burnout? Have you spoken to your manager at all?
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  • Maureene
    Maureene Community member Posts: 6 Listener
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    No problem @maureene :) We're all here to chat and support you where we can. 

    Have you thought about whether making any changes to your work life could help with your burnout? Have you spoken to your manager at all?

    I thought to take some time off my job, but my financial situation isn't the best one at the moment. I need somehow to overcome this period in my life.
  • leeCal
    leeCal Community member Posts: 7,550 Disability Gamechanger
    edited September 2022
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    I find meditation is a good stress buster and once you’ve become used to doing it you can do it for a few seconds or minutes almost anywhere. 

    Sitting down if possible take normal breaths counting from one to ten on the out-breath. If you forget which number you’re on just start from one again and when you reach ten start from one again. This can clear your mind as long as you focus on the numbers. Gradually your breathing slows as does the metabolism and you relax. 

    Having practised this for some months I find I can stop counting after a while and simply relax or think on something in particular without becoming stressed. 

    I hope this helps. 🙂

    “This is my simple religion. No need for temples. No need for complicated philosophy. Your own mind, your own heart is the temple. Your philosophy is simple kindness.” 
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  • Karen7788
    Karen7788 Scope Member Posts: 598 Pioneering
    edited September 2022
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    I understand where you’re coming from @Maureene, a day doesn’t go by at work without someone bursting into tears. We’re all supporting each other but it’s still difficult, this week has been horrendous. 
    I’m lucky in that my family are a good support, I also do mindfulness colouring, knitting and reading. I’ve reduced my hours at work, should have done it ages ago. 
    The best advice I can give is just to be kind to yourself, if it gets bad at work walk away for 5 minutes, plan ahead with little nice treats for yourself, they don’t have to be expensive, play your favourite music, spend time outdoors. 
    Good luck with everything and always remember that this won’t last forever. 
  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Scope Posts: 12,503 Disability Gamechanger
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    Without taking time off work, do you think anything about your work day could change to help you feel less burnt out @Maureene? For example, starting and finishing at a different time, taking short breaks, getting out at lunch time, or speaking to someone about how you've been feeling?
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