How can one recover from a “burnout” when he is constantly bombarded with more and more work?

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Question by JN: How can one recover from a “burnout” when he is constantly bombarded with more and more work?
Note: Never procrastinate on the job!

Burnout as like emotional exhaustion. Look it up.

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Answer by carolyn43
If you are a student good luck you just have to have time out periods when you have to be able to put your mind in another place and dont take on more than you can handle and make sure once in a while you do something for yourself go to a movie spend time with the family go to a park play sports with your friends

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  1. Brandon M says:

    This is simple and very complex at the same time. This burnout just needs to say enough is enough and take some personal time. They may need to just be alone for a few hours or even a few days. This is a really common problem. Its just a small get away time so the person may go and recharge in a sense. The complex part is getting the person to do so on their own free will. When they do get back from this hiatus they will feel much better than they have in a really long time.

  2. D J says:

    If you can take some vacation time and go relax. Do something you enjoy, whatever that may be. If you can’t take vacation, I would suggest a long weekend.
    I find, if I can get away for a little while I feel better. You need some, pardon the term, “you time”.

  3. Shan says:

    Never procrastinate at all: it robs time, and energy. Section 26, at http://www.ezy-build.net.nz/~shaneris refers. STRESS: A certain level of stress is unavoidable, in modern society, so it is a good idea to develop effective coping methods. See stress treatments, at ezy build, below on page 42. Practise daily, one of the relaxation techniques on pages 2, 11, 2c, or 2i; whichever works best for you, but the mindfulness breathing for 15 – 20 mns is ideal, although the progressive muscle relaxation can be learned quickly, and takes only several minutes, if pressed for time. Employ the EFT version for use in public, for which you can reasonably claim that you have a headache, as you massage/tap your temples, but it may be advisable to restrict yourself to subvocalising (saying it to yourself, in your mind, not aloud). Section 53, and pages 2, 2.q and 2.o refer. “Even though I sometimes suffer from stress, I deeply and completely accept myself”.

    (The following is a variant of EMDR therapy, which has been used successfully for those people suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, insomnia, and anxiety: it is easily learned, quick to use, yet can be very effective). Prior to using either of the methods in the above paragraph, first sit comfortably, and take a deep breath. Then, without moving your head, move your eyes from the left, to the right, and back again, taking around a second to do so (say: a thousand and one: this takes approximately a second). Repeat this procedure (without the words, although you can count, subvocally if you like) 20 times. Then close your eyes and relax. Become aware of any tension or discomfort you feel. Then open your eyes, and take another deep breath, and repeat step one, closing your eyes, and relaxing afterwards, in the same manner. Then, repeat the procedure one last time. Some people may find that this is all they need do.

    You can also multitask, using the gazing technique, as you walk/jog or exercise, by focusing on a distant object, noting any thoughts which flash across your mind, without pursuing any particular train of thought, just gently redirect your focus to the gazing. Yoga, or Tai Chi may suit others, better. For some people, visualisation of a quiet, relaxing scene, like a tropical beach, (feel the sun warming you, as a gentle breeze caresses your skin lightly, inhaling the tangy, salt laden spray from the sparkling, translucent, aqua waves, crashing on the white, coral beach sand, as the seagulls swoop and cavort playfully overhead in a cloudless, azure sky; you feel just like one of them; free to soar and cartwheel, or just glide, in the moist, heavy air, and that this moment will last forever….. Some people may find it helps when they listen to: http://www.amazon.com/Sounds-Of-The-Ocean/dp/B000XSX6E6/ref=pd_sim_tdbs_dmusic_title_2/002-9404631-0817638) Other suggestions: http://www.secretsofmeditation.com/demo.htm
    and the audio, as well as the printed version, at: http://www.lessons4living.com/relaxation.htm and http://www.amazon.com/Ambient-Rain-Sound-Sleep-Relaxation/dp/B000QPXNA8 or the mountain river sounds. Take 4 Omega 3 fish oil supplements, daily, replacing 2 of them with cod liver oil supplements, or a teaspoonful of the oil (I spread mine on toast, and mask its strong taste with fishpaste, and pepper), in the winter months only. Those people who receive adequate exposure to sunlight, daily, won’t need the vitamin D from cod liver oil, but many people, particularly those in latitudes far from the equator, find this difficult, to achieve. Eat healthily, in accordance with your “nutritional type” as determined at http://www.mercola.com/ SEARCHBAR.

    Try having a cup of “Tension Tamer”, herbal tea (from supermarket tea aisles) from Celestial Seasonings, or make some at home, and cool, then bottle, and drink as needed (I find it so strong tasting, that I need to drink it quickly, followed by something like fruit juice, to take away the taste, but others may find it more tolerable). C(h)amomile tea is a more palatable option. As with all herbal/green teas, use lemon/lime, and/or a little sweetener (NOT ARTIFICIAL!!!) but no cream, or milk.

    Xylitol, or Stevia is preferable, (health food stores) or fruit sugar (fructose, such as “Fruisana”, from supermarket sugar aisles) or even a little honey, because these will reduce “sugar spikes”, which later deplete you of energy. Minimise/eliminate consumption of highly processed foods, particularly grain products, such as white bread, donuts, cake, cookies/biscuits, or anything with sugar. Opt for more wholefoods, non-starchy vegetables, and fruit. Protein, such as bacon/ham, eggs, kippers, etc. taken on its own, or with very little carbohydrate, early in the morning, for breakfast, is known to provide a longer lasting energy boost, which doesn’t have the depleting effect of simple carbohydrates, afterwards, that refined flour products, and sugar do. Learn to cope with the stress, and you will avoid burnout, but once it has occurred, a break is imperative to recover properly: consult a doctor. Burnout is also addressed in sections 33 – 34. I just got a 5 star best answer for my post on stress, after someone tried the EMDR variant, which provided immediate, lasting relief.

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