Avoiding Symptoms of Burnout in Recovery

Posted by | Relapse Prevention, Wellness | February 24, 2015

Burnout in the workplace or in other activities can be a triggering situation if you are in recovery. When we feel burnt out, it is easy to slip back into easy habits– something that we need to avoid to prevent a relapse. To stress less and find more balance in your recovery process, check out these eight steps to help you through it.

  1. Align your time with your goals. The way you spend your time should reflect what is important to you, and if it does not, your schedule should be rearranged.
  2. If you are falling behind or not doing things particularly well, recognize these as signs of burnout. Decide what is important and prioritize from there.
  3. Take note of what you are taking on and saying yes to. You do not need to feel obligated if you have enough already on your plate.
  4. Try to disconnect from your devices at some point during the day, and slow down to keep you balanced.
  5. Set aside some time during the week that serves as “you time” to allow you to take care of yourself.
  6. Balance work life and personal life by evaluating your long-term goals.
  7. Know when it is time to shift your focus to something new.
  8. Keep your goals attainable and manageable to prevent yourself from being overwhelmed.

 

Click here to read the full article for Huff Post’s The Third Metric.

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