Has your work or daily activities changed in the last 15 months? The answer is probably YES.
For some of us, it may feel like a good change. And for some of us, it can feel overpowering, chaotic, and unstable. That can really throw us through a loop.
We have needed to adapt how we are doing our work, where we are doing our work, and what we are doing.
How are we providing services? Where are we sitting, doing, collaborating? How are we balancing interruptions (maybe children-yes, partners, emails)?
Are you experiencing OCCUPATIONAL BURN OUT? It's characterized by "feelings of energy depletion or exhaustion; increased mental distance from one’s job, or feelings of negativism or cynicism related to one's job; and reduced professional efficacy."
Guess what? Everyone around you is likely experiencing occupational burnout in one area of their occupations.
Take a moment to identify in what area you may be experiencing occupational burnout?
Basic activities of daily living-the simple tasks like getting dressed in "real clothes" may not seem so simple
Instrumental activities of daily living-the tasks like cooking, gardening, house cleaning that once seemed manageable but no longer are
Sleep-this includes pre-bedtime routine and maintaining solid sleep schedules
Work-finding meaning and satisfaction in your job tasks
Education-what was the last good book you read? or TED talk? or Continuing Education course?
Play-when was the last time that you did something that truly was FUN?
Leisure-what are your hobbies?
Social Participation-cancel culture, anyone? Do you love it or hate it?
If you would like to explore how to decrease the feeling or adapt your experience with BURNOUT, feel free to reach out.