The Burn-Out is Real

Burn-out, burnout, occupational phenomenon, workplace stress, work stress

The World Health Organization (WHO) recognizes BURN-OUT as an occupational phenomenon. “Burn-out is a syndrome conceptualized as resulting from chronic workplace stress that has not been successfully managed.” (1)

Some questions to ask yourself if you deal with burn-out:

  • Are you eating enough protein and fibre? How is your digestion?

  • Are you having deep, restful, uninterrupted sleep? Do you wake up feeling rested?

  • Do you have enough energy to get through the week? A day at work?

  • What are you doing to truly REST? Are you doing it enough?

  • Are you moving your body? And is the right type of movement for what you need?

  • Are you engaging in a mental practice such as prayer, meditation or deep breathing?

  • Do you need to seek counselling to digest what’s going on at work?

  • Are you hydrated? (Or are you simply jacked up on coffee?)

  • Do you have social supports to discuss your workplace stress with?

  • What measures do you need to take at work in order to effectively work through that stress while at work? (ie. I spend some time doing deep breathing between patients if I’m feeling anxious or stressed out!)

What do you really need to help yourself overcome workplace stress?



World Health Organization: Burn-Out an “Occupational Phenomenon”: International Classification of Diseases. May 28, 2019. 

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