I have been seeing more clients than ever before, of all ages, with symptoms of burnout. So what is burnout and how do we avoid it?
We are living in a world where we are always “on” and reaching for our phones as we wake up, throughout the day and before we go to bed at night. Part of the problem with constant scrolling through social media is that we think it will give us a boost, but in fact it can show a distorted view and often makes us feel worse, which, in turn, can have a negative effect on our mental health.
This last year has been particularly challenging. We have had to adapt to a life of restriction and isolation, to working from home, caring for relatives, home schooling and trying to keep a semblance of social contact with friends over zoom. The pandemic has, not surprisingly, seen anxiety levels peak and it has become harder than ever to meet all of these demands and feel on top of things. The lines have become blurred and the balance has gone.
Symptoms of burnout
These include extreme tiredness verging on exhaustion, feeling frustrated, negative and a lack of motivation in pretty much everything, particularly work.
Burnout can affect anyone and really wear you down. According to the World Health Organisation, it results from chronic workplace stress and sufferers display feelings of energy depletion, increased mental distance, brain fog and negativity towards their job with poorer work performance.
How can Hypnotherapy help with burnout
Understanding what your tipping point triggers are will help you to identify what areas of your life you need to focus on. Feeling overwhelmed with a lack of motivation all happens for a reason and becoming aware of that is key. Hypnotherapy will help you to find new ways to climb over the stumbling blocks and to clear your mind of negative thought patterns and responses. When people talk about a “loss of mojo” they are trying to get it back doing the same things, what they know and what has worked in the past. However, these behaviours won’t work anymore, so being open to clear your mind of what you used to do and create new responses is the way forward and this is a key part of the hypnotherapy sessions.
Reach out and get support
Taking the time to talk about how you are feeling is an important step in supporting yourself. This won’t just go away. Hypnotherapy will also help you to focus on the things you enjoy.
- Take regular breaks and to stick to them.
- Take time off to relax and recharge and start and finish work on time.
- Prioritise and set some boundaries, so that you feel more on top of things.
- Establish a good sleep routine.
Hypnotherapy has a healing, restorative effect and can really change your life, so I would really encourage you to book in and experience for yourself some regular maintenance, see it as “re-boot” and a “massage for your brain.”
If any of this resonates with you, do please get in touch and book in for an online appointment.