Burnout happens to everyone and anywhere, whether at school, in the workplace, or even just at home. Less than a decade ago, it was recognized as chronic stress that affects a person’s physical and emotional condition. But, over the course of time, burnout became alarmingly common to people, worrying even the World Health Organization (WHO).

There are several types of burnouts, such as parental burnout, relationship burnout, political burnout, fitness burnout, and even Zoom and video game burnout. The pandemic and work-from-home setup have also contributed to burnout. Based on a survey conducted by a job-site in July, 69% of those working from home had been experiencing burnout. So what are ways to recover from burnout?

Stela Salminen, doctoral candidate from the University of Jyväskylä (pronounced as “Yuvaskula”), Finland, conducted research and studies on this matter. Based on her observations, those who recovered from burnout have one thing in common: they realize they’re in control. Salminen further explains that if people experiencing burnout somehow “influence” their environment, they can come up with ways on how to overcome it.

Have you been having trouble sleeping lately? Then look for ways on how to change your sleeping habits. Sleep is a very important factor for self-recovery, as it’s a way to “reset” our minds and bodies. Also, separate work like from non-work life, especially since most of us are working from home. Finally, make sure you alot time for your personal life. Try new hobbies and exercise routines.

However, the most important way out of those listed above, according to Salminen, is that recovery must come from within. Start by doing your best to overcome burnout yourself, and then seek motivation from people you trust, such as your friends and family. Begin doing self-recovery to beat burnout!