Burnout usually stems from work - but it pervades all areas of a sufferer’s life. So it’s important to learn how to avoid it and prevent its onset in the first place through stress management tactics. On this week’s Ask the Doctor call, Triple Board certified psychologist Dr. Judy Ho shares those strategies with MedCircle callers.
This week’s highlights include:
- I have a job that’s very time-consuming so I put a lot of hours in. I’m also on an antidepressant for depression and anxiety. I’m starting to feel overwhelmed and a little helpless. How can I tell which is the root issue: depression or burnout? And what can I do to cope?
- What are the benefits of a morning routine to manage stress?
- How important is work/life separation when it comes to avoiding burnout? Do we need physical separation of work and relaxation?
- As a provider, is it my responsibility to take action when I observe compassion fatigue among my colleagues if it’s affecting the level of service to our clients. If so, how do I take action?
- My friend is a single mom with two jobs, and she seems to be chronically burned out. I’m trying to figure out how to help her manage the stresses of her life. What can I do as a friend and a supporter?
- How do I talk to my boss about experiencing burnout?
Are certain personality types more prone to suffering from higher levels of stress?
Over 3/4 of people experience burnout at least once in their lives. If you’re one of those people, this week’s call contains actionable coping & prevention strategies you can implement immediately.