Dr. Paulo Lessa, doctor, pointed out the importance of taking care of yourself and avoiding being one of the victims of the so-called “Professional Burnout Syndrome”
Also called “Professional Exhaustion Syndrome”, Burnout Syndrome is a worrying reality these days. Caused by exhausting work situations, it is an emotional disorder where the individual experiences exhaustion, stress and physical exhaustion, making it impossible to carry out their activities in a healthy and satisfactory manner. According to the National Association of Occupational Medicine, ANAMT, around 30% of Brazilian workers suffer from this problem.
According to doctor Dr. Paulo LessaCEO Instituto Lessa, it is essential to set limits and create a routine that adapts to your individual activities, in addition to being aware of symptoms that were not so common before, such as constant fatigue, irritability and lack of motivation.
With this in mind, we enlisted the help of professionals to compose a list of five tips that can help you prevent burnout.
1. Prioritize self-care
Dr. Paulo Lessa begins by pointing out the need to reserve time for yourself every day. “Practice activities that bring you pleasure and relaxation, such as meditation, physical exercise and hobbies”he said.
2. Set limits
As difficult as it may be for some people, learning to say “no” is necessary. Establishing limits in work and personal life, according to him, prevents anyone from becoming overwhelmed with tasks and responsibilities.
3. Find balance
Seek a balance between work, leisure and rest. “You can do this by identifying the areas of your life that are out of balance and, in this way, make adjustments so that your routine becomes more balanced”warned the doctor.
4. Know how to recognize your limits
It is also very important to know how to recognize your physical and mental limits. When necessary, learn to delegate tasks and ask for help when you feel overwhelmed.
5. Take care of your mental health
All of the previous options are already included in this fifth topic, but the doctor explains that seeking support from mental health professionals makes a lot of difference. “Psychotherapy and counseling can be valuable resources to help someone deal with stress and, as a result, prevent burnout”he explained.
Preventing this syndrome is essential to preserving the health and well-being of every individual. Adopting a balanced routine adapted to your individual needs is essential to prevent excessive stress from causing a greater risk. Prioritize and take care of yourself.
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