- chronic /KRON-ik/
- turn the tables /turn thuh TEY-buhls/
- draw a line /draw uh lahyn/
- pivotal /PIV-uh-tl/
- validation /val-i-DEY-shuhn/
[adjective] – (especially of a disease or something bad) continuing for a long time
Most chronic lung diseases are attributed to smoking.
[idiom] – turning an unfavorable circumstance into one of favor
I hope we can turn the tables in the next car race and aim for first place.
[idiom] – to define a limit in anything
Always remember to draw a line when making humorous statements.
[adjective] – important
Claude established himself as a pivotal figure in marketing and sales.
[noun] – the feeling that other people approve of and accept you, or something that gives you this feeling
Sometimes, we have to find validation in other people, too, and not just ourselves.
Political burnout, parental burnout, relationship burnout, fitness burnout, even Zoom and video game burnouts exist. Working from home due to the pandemic doesn’t help, either. According to a job-site searching survey taken last July, 69% of employees had been experiencing burnout due to the work-from-home setup. So what are some examples of effective burnout recoveries?
Doctoral candidate from the University of Jyväskylä (pronounced as “Yuvaskula”) in Finland Stela Salminen co-authored some studies and research on how to overcome burnout. One thing in common that Salminen found from her studies is that people who recovered from burnout realized that they’re the ones in control. She explains that once people have the confidence to somewhat influence their environment, they will know what to do in order to turn the tables. In other words, self-recovery.
For example, if you haven’t been sleeping well the past few days, then think or look for ways on how to improve your sleeping habits based on your personal preference. Sleep is an essential factor in burnout recovery since it’s a way to “reset” your body and mind. Another is by drawing a line between your work and non-work time, especially if you’re working from home. Lastly, of course, is a healthy personal life by taking up new creative hobbies or exercising more.
Outside factors such as our own workplace plays a pivotal role in contributing to burnout, so Salminen says that recovery must come from within ourselves. But of course, this isn’t enough. Finding validation from others, like a family member or a friend, can potentially improve our motivation and the way we see ourselves. Beat burnout by improving yourself starting today!
- According to a job-site survey done in July, how many percent of employees had been experiencing burnout working from home?
- What is burnout described as according to the article?
- What did Salminen find out in one of her research?
- In the article, what should you do if you have trouble sleeping?
- According to Salminen, where must burnout recovery start from?
- What is your opinion about the types of burnouts mentioned in the article?
- Why do you think burnout recovery must start from us and not from external factors?
- When you are stressed, how do you feel physically?
- How do you recognize burnout in yourself and other people?
- What would you recommend to someone you know who is under stress?