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Mental Talks Webinar: Stress & Burnout
12.06.2020 @ 12:30 - 13:30
Stress and Burnout with Emphasis of burnout
People who are struggling to cope with workplace stress may place themselves at high risk of burnout. Burnout can leave people feeling exhausted, empty, and unable to cope with the demands of life. Burnout may be accompanied by a variety of mental and physical health symptoms as well. If left unaddressed, burnout can make it difficult for an individual to function well in their daily life.
What Is Burnout?
The term “burnout” is a relatively new term, first coined in 1974 by Herbert Freudenberger, in his book, Burnout: The High Cost of High Achievement. He originally defined burnout as, “the extinction of motivation or incentive, especially where one’s devotion to a cause or relationship fails to produce the desired results.”
Burnout is a reaction to prolonged or chronic job stress and is characterized by three main dimensions: exhaustion, cynicism (less identification with the job), and feelings of reduced professional ability.
More simply put, if you feel exhausted, start to hate your job, and begin to feel less capable at work, you are showing signs of burnout.
The stress that contributes to burnout can come mainly from your job, but stress from your overall lifestyle can add to this stress. Personality traits and thought patterns, such as perfectionism and pessimism, can contribute as well.
Most people spend the majority of their waking hours working. And if you hate your job, dread going to work, and don’t gain any satisfaction out of what you’re doing, it can take a serious toll on your life
Emphasis of burnout condition:
- Signs and Symptoms of Burnout
- Psychophysiological mechanism of Burnout
- Risk Factors
- Prevention and Treatment
- Determining the level of manifestation of stress-related symptoms
- Understanding the nature of stress, identifying stressors (events that cause us stress), stress response (body reaction), and focusing on stress mediators.
- The reflection of my self in my career. Finding the meaning of the work being done or planning a change.