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Burnout: what is it and how can you prevent it?

Burnout is a common problem among people who are perfectionists, who are constantly under high pressure or who have the strength to want to help people. strong>. For example, if you are a perfectionist, it can be difficult to delegate work. If you are constantly under high pressure, this can be at work, but also at home, for example if you provide informal care, or someone in your immediate environment is ill. And if you like to help people, and you do that too much, too often and for too long, you can go so beyond your limits that you suddenly can't do it anymore. Then suddenly you're burnt out and you can't do anything anymore and what can you do to prevent it?



Before you are burned out, you already have quite a few complaints in the run-up. There are several symptoms of burnout. People suffering from burnout and in the run-up to burnout may suffer from:

  • fatigue,

  • sleep problems,

  • loss of appetite,

  • feelings of anxiety,

  • irritability

  • decreased concentration

  • emotionally unstable

  • irregular cycle

  • impaired short term memory


These symptoms can lead to reduced performance at work and in everyday life, and it can be difficult to stay motivated.


Burnout is often described as an emotional and physical exhaustion caused by prolonged stress and overload. It can lead to feelings of cynicism, indifference and detachment towards work and life in general.


There are several ways in which you can prevent burnout. It is important to find a balance between work and private life, and to get enough rest and relaxation. It can also help to exercise regularly and maintain a healthy lifestyle.



It is also important to identify and address stressors. This may mean reducing your workload, rethinking your priorities, or taking a break from social media and other distractions.


It is also important to seek support from friends, family or a professional if you find yourself experiencing symptoms of burnout. Talk to someone about your feelings and try to find ways to reduce your stress level.


In conclusion, burnout can be a serious problem that affects many people. It is important to know how to recognize it and how to prevent it. By maintaining a healthy lifestyle, tackling stressors and seeking support from others, you can protect yourself against the negative consequences of burnout.


To indicate your limits, learn to deal with stress and tools for a more balanced life, you can choose the Silver Transformation trajectory. With this short-term program you can quickly gain insight and effect a change.


Are you already facing a burnout, are you in it now or have you just come out of it? Then the program Stronger from your burnout is something for you. Through this individual training you go on an active way to get started with things you run into. You will also continue with assignments and exercises.


If you prefer individual sessions, that is also possible.

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