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* Burnout thread *

Burn-out is a syndrome conceptualized as resulting from chronic workplace stress that has not been successfully managed.

3 dimensions:

- feeling exhausted

- feelings of negativism or cynicism related to one's job

- reduced professional efficacy.
Burn-out is included in the 11th Revision of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11) as an occupational phenomenon.
Burnout is more likely to happen if we:
1) don't feel valued
2) don't feel like we are making an impact
3) have no autonomy over a situation
Burnout is not just physical but also mental too.

In many ways mental burnout can be far more challenging to deal with than physical burnout.
Compassion, kindness, authenticity, accepting others and working in each other's interests are likely to minimise stress and improve satisfaction
Burnout can be scary. It can become distorted and magnified into an irredeemable self perception of failure particularly among the self critical among us.
Burnout can make it hard for us to see things clearly and objectively. It can feel as if there is little support on offer or very few places to turn.

Remind yourself that this is the burnout speaking and NOT reality.
It can be really tough to know what to do if you feel burnout but just know that those around you will have likely had some feelings of burnout at some point and will understand how you feel. You are never alone. If all else fails, you can drop me a #twitter message for a chat.
Start your day by relaxing. 
- listening to music
- hearing the news
- origami
- candles

Whatever works for you
Incorporate healthy eating, exercise and sleeping habits. 

Healthy eating makes a difference. Try to plan meals if possible and 5-a-day

A walk or a run or a jog can make a huge difference

Try to maintain great sleep hygiene. Sleep early, sleep for a good length of time
Set personal boundaries. 

It's ok to say NO to extra tasks if you feel now isn't a great time. Others will understand 😀👍😀
Take a break from technology. 

It's ok to focus on the present moment rather than madness all around us. 😀
Mindfulness can really help. There are some great apps
Talk to someone 😀👍😀

It's ok. Things can get better. There is hope. Believe there will be better times. Don't lose hope. There is always a solution.
Nurture your creative inclinations. 

Pick up an instrument
Arts and crafts
Making dolls houses
Take time off. If burnout seems unavoidable, it's ok to take a break and chill.
Each and every one of us has a duty to treat others with respect, compassion and kindness. We can all make each other feel valued. 😀👍😀
Kindness breeds kindness
Compassion breeds compassion
Care breeds care
The best response to unkindness can be kindness. Kindness is not naivety 👏
Now what to do if you recognise a colleague is experiencing burnout:
- Listen
- offer to chat -coffee
- be kind
- try to understand their perspective
- genuinely aim to support them in their best interests
- be someone your colleague can trust
- explore support options together
We can inspire others with how we choose to act and how we choose to treat others.

Our actions are a conscious CHOICE.

OUR ACTIONS speak louder than words. We never know what challeneges others are suffering with in their own lives. So be kind.
You might not know it but YOUR act of kindness could make someone's day. For some, it might be what gets them through their day. 💓
It's worth taking time to reflect upon our own insecurities and weaknesses. It's time to be happy for others when they succeed, support them when they don't and be civil, respectful and authentic otherwise.

Actions DO speak louder than words.
Life is about living, breathing every moment and being there for those who need it so that they can do the same. 😀
Others may call #kindness naivety. BUT just know that one day they will need a shoulder to cry on and once they feel that kindness has touched their heart, they will want to do the same for someone else.

Kindness breeds kidness
Compassion breeds compassion 😍
Unfairness and perceived lack of justice breeds burnout. Important we are as fair and balanced as we can be in how we treat others. It's worth reflecting on our unconscious biases.

Actions speak louder than words
Think what legacy am I leaving behind here?

Hopefully one of #kindness #compassion #authenticity #fairness 😍
Others are looking at how we behave all the time to set their own threshold of how to act in a situation. Let's be the ones to set a threshold of #kindness #compassion #fairness #authenticity.
We need to treat ourselves and others with #compassion #support and #understanding. 💓
So, in summary we all have a collective responsibility to recognise when we or others around us are experiencing burnout. Burnout isn't just physical. It can be mental too. It's our duty to support each other and CHOOSE to act with #compassion #fairness #care. Let's do it. 😍
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