Burnout is a state of physical and mental exhaustion that manifests itself with ongoing stress. It can reveal itself in many aspects of life such as home, work and social life, or it can affect your life as a whole. Along with burnout, conditions such as fatigue, weakness, frequent illness, headache and muscle pain may occur. Emotionally, notion of failure, negative perspective, loss of motivation, and feeling lonely may intensify. As a result, the individuals distance themselves from their responsibilities and from other people.
One of the main reasons for burnout is work-related negativities. The World Health Organization (WHO) accepted burnout as an “occupational phenomenon” in May 2019, with the advice of many health professionals. According to the World Health Organization: Burnout is a syndrome conceptualized as resulting from chronic workplace stress that has not been successfully managed. Causes of work-related burnout are feeling of little control, lack of satisfaction and reward, uncertain job demands, tense work environment, etc.
Dealing with burnout the "Three R" technique is crutial which requires:
Recognize: Keep an eye out for signs of burnout.
Reverse: Seek help and manage your stress to repair the damage.
Resilience: Take care of your physical and emotional wellness to increase your stress resilience.
In addition, to prevent burnout and to cope with it; Attention should be paid to issues such as taking part in social environments, meeting new people, adjusting work-life balance, resting, sleeping regularly, exercising and eating healthy. You can prevent burnout by exercising 2-3 days a week, making a habit of eating fruit and vegetables, sleeping 8 hours at least 4 days a week, and complete unplugging for at least 1 week a year.