13 Helpful Posts and Ways to Conquer the Burnout Syndrome
Are you dealing with fatigue or a burnout syndrome? If so, how are you coping?
Though burnout is often confused with stress, it is not the same thing. Stress is characterized by urgency and anxiety, but burnout is characterized by a loss of interest and a feeling of giving up or failure.
How do you deal with burnout syndrome?
Here are 13 articles that might help!
Here are some thoughts and motivational quotes dealing with burn out! Developing a healthy approach to life cannot be accomplished without a healthy understanding of dealing with burnout!
Before we can motivate ourselves and others in avoiding burn out, it would help first to understand the stages of how this mental process of thinking evolves. (complete article)
Burnout is an issue that our culture has dealt with for some time. Laughter is a powerful tool and humor is stress relief for burned out people!
There are many varying strategies on how to deal with burnout. In fact, the bible even gives some insight into how burnout has been around for a while.The Old Testament gives some great advice on how to battle burnout through humor and laughter. (complete article)
“Burnout is never a characteristic of or within an individual but rather, it is a complex of psychological characteristics that reflect features of the larger society.” – Barry A. Farber
Being too busy is not a new thing. It has been around since the ministry of Jesus over two thousand years ago. (complete article)
“Burnout is a process not an event.” – Barry A. Farber
Burnout is a problem that many people are dealing with today. Some may think that it is somewhat new however, the subject of personal exhaustion has been around for a long time. Even the Old Testament tells us stories of extreme fatigue. We can also find good advice from the Bible. Here is part of Exodus chapter 18. Even Moses was dealing with the threat of personal exhaustion. (complete article)
In 1999, I decided to go back to school and begin work on a doctoral degree at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. Before I began my work at Southern I had an idea what I wanted to focus on.
The subject was “burnout!” Not only had I experienced “burnout” to some degree but I also had seen several of my ministry colleagues decide that they simply had enough. As I think back on of those I went to college and seminary with, the percentage of those who are no longer in the ministry is higher than those who are still pastoring. (complete article)
Burnout is a real evil and this demon is no respecter of anyone. To battle this evil there must be a clear understanding of what we are fighting against. So, the question is, “What is Burnout?” (complete article)
What is burnout? It depends on who you ask? Burnout can have many varying definitions. Here is a simple definition of burnout:
Burnout is a state of physical, emotional and mental exhaustion. It is usually caused by long-term exposure to demanding work. Burnout is the cumulative result of stress.
One of the greatest causes of burnout is brought on by the creation of personal responsibilities. Many times people allow themselves to take on more than they are equipped to do. This is usually caused by believing that “no one else can do the job as good or as well as I can.” When this attitude evolves in the mind of an individual it creates a very “poor trust level.” (complete article)
Burnout and physical, mental exhaustion have been around for some time. If not addressed burnout can lead to depression and extreme fatigue.
Esther Schubert wrote about this problem when addressing the problems that missionaries deal with (What Missionaries Need to Know About Burnout and Depression, Olive Branch Publications; New Castle, Indiana, 1993). Burnout and some cases of depression can be prevented. Here are ten ways that Schubert suggests for burnout prevention: (complete article)
Burnout is a real problem for many people. Here are some quotes and a video dealing with burnout. (complete article)
In preventing and reducing the effects of burnout, a leader can implement some guidelines to reduce the problem. The sharing of responsibilities is key for reducing burnout. As G. R. Collins notes, ‘The belief that no one else can help is a sure road to burnout.”1 Support and close contact with others are needed to prevent burnout. (complete article)
“Burnout” is a word that has become part of the common vocabulary of the work force of American culture. According to Barry Farber, “the concept of burnout was born in the early 1970’s, its heritage embedded in the ideas and efforts of Herbert Freudenberger in New York and Christina Maslach and Ayala Pines in California.”1 (complete article)
Burnout is a real problem in businesses, volunteer and charity groups and church organizations. Sam Keen says, “Burnout is nature’s way of telling you, you’ve been going through the motions your soul has departed; you’re a zombie, a member of the walking dead, a sleepwalker. False optimism is like administrating stimulants to an exhausted nervous system.”
Here are ten basic milestones to keep a check on. If these milestones go unchecked burnout is just around the corner. (complete article)
In the past one hundred years the church has placed upon its leaders more responsibility than ever before. In a recent conference I attended I took a class on time management only to be thoroughly discouraged by the speaker that day. The leader of the conference told us with great pride how he worked sixty plus hours a week. His goal was to instruct those of us in attendance how to do the same. I must confess that this was an extremely frustrating two hours for me. I had no desire to put more on my plate than I already had, nor was I aiming to become proud of an addiction to work. (complete article)
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