We need a different way to handle burnout.We need a core focus for 2021 to be on burnout prevention. In addition to the pain it causes individuals and their families, it damages businesses, too, as key staff get signed off long-term sick due to stress, and those still in the workplace struggle with their performance and productivity.
Preventing burnout needs to be tackled from two angles:
- The Environmental Factors
What's going on in the workplace, the workload, in people's homes (especially if remote working with children), in the wider national mood?
- The Internal Factors
How do our self-talk habits and our hidden blocks and fears impact how we experience stress and resilience, leading to burnout?