Helpful ways of overcoming job burnout include:
Speak to your manager or human resource department
Communicating your problem to your manager or HR department allows you to adopt a positive approach and creates a culture of empowerment. You may even find that you are doing far more than is expected of you. Alternatively, your employer may be able to provide assistance in terms of your workload which would likely be a huge help in overcoming job burnout
Speak to family members
If your symptoms of burnout are related to family roles, call a family meeting to explain how the stress is affecting you and ask for (and insist on!) help.
While your responsibilities and workload may be very high, some people are simply more inclined to take on responsibility than others. People with this tendency appear to attract responsibility like a magnet and everyone around them often obliges by allowing them to do all the work. If this sounds like you, take a long hard look at yourself and learn how to say NO! Your health depends on it!
Take a break!
This is a major step in overcoming job burnout. If you reach a point where you feel you simply cannot continue (or preferably before you reach this point), it is important for you to schedule some time out. Even though you may feel this is impossible, you should make a plan. If you do not, your body will ultimately force you to by becoming sick. Take time away from work and from other responsibilities that are weighing you down – and give yourself the opportunity to recoup your strength!
Psychotherapy or counseling
Psychologists and counselors can provide support to individuals who are suffering from burnout. They will be able to assist with a wide range of topics including health, everyday issues, life skills, addiction and recovery and more. Therapy can reduce stress, improve morale and enhance coping skills.
There are a number of relaxation techniques that can help you cope with stress and improve concentration, productivity and overall wellbeing. These include deep breathing exercises, meditation, muscle relaxation, visualization and affirmations.
Natural herbal and homeopathic remedies
Natural remedies can alleviate the symptoms of burnout and stress. A combination of herbal ingredients such as Hypericum perforatum (St John’s Wort), Passiflora incarnata, Scuttelaria laterifolia (Scullcap) and Valerian promotes relaxation and provides a soothing effect. Furthermore, these ingredients do not have harmful side effects unlike the conventional medication that is so commonly prescribed for treating anxiety or depression. Remember that natural remedies must be manufactured to therapeutic doses in order to be effective – so be sure to source yours from a reputable company!