April 30, 2016

Burnout Prevention


spring flowersOn average, 1 in 5 employees are feeling burned out from work, and while the Dan Abraham Healthy Living Center may not be able to fix the burnout that is going on in your specific work unit, we do have ways to help relieve the stress that comes with job burnout. If you feel burnout is affecting your overall health & happiness, here are ways for you to learn more about it and how to take action.

Job Burnout: is a special type of job stress - a state of physical, emotional or mental exhaustion combined with doubts about your competence and the value of your work.

  1. How do you know you are experiencing job burnout?
    -Have you become cynical or critical at work?
    -Are you troubled by unexplained backaches, headaches or other physical complaints?
    -Have your sleep habits, eating habits or your energy level changed?
  2. What causes job burnout?
    -Work-life imbalance. Work is taking over time you would typically spend with family & friends.
    -Lack of resources available to help you do your job sufficiently.
    -Unclear job expectations.
  3. Why are we concerned about job burnout? Because, if it is ignored it can affect your:
    -Physical health: Obesity, Type 2 Diabetes, Heart Disease, Stroke, High Cholesterol
    -Mental health: Insomnia, Fatigue, Excessive Stress, Anxiety, Depression
    -Relationships: bringing those negative feelings home to your family and friends.
  4. What’s the best way to handle job burnout?
    -Identify the stressors that contribute to job burnout. What is fueling your feelings and what plan can you make to address the issues?
    -Add exercise to your daily routine.
    -Get the sleep you need. Recommendation is 7-8 hours each night.
    -Eat healthy meals.
    -Get involved in new activities or programs.
  5. What offerings are available to you as a member of the Dan Abraham Healthy Living Center?
    -Wellness Coaching. Set the foundation to your health & wellness journey by talking to a Health & Wellness Coach. Consultation is free and is a one-hour appointment. We also offer 6 or 12 sessions of Wellness Coaching for a fee starting as low as $60 with Mayo Medical Insurance. Schedule at the front desk any time.
    -Gratitude Adjustment Series. A two-session series that explores ways to show appreciation and heartfelt gratitude. Stay tuned for the next registration date for this free series.
    -Achieve Results. This six-week program helps explore stress management techniques and strategies for success. This free program is currently open for registration.
    -Stress Management and Resilience Training (SMART). This 12-week program is in partnership with Dr. Amit Sood focused on implementing the principles of gratitude, acceptance, forgiveness and more. Program has a fee of $100 which includes Dr. Sood’s book, Train Your Brain, Engage Your Heart, Transform Your Life. Program will run in the Fall.
    -Healthy Sleep Workshop. If you aren’t getting enough sleep, this one-hour, free workshop will teach you strategies of sleep, how to create a healthy sleep environment and ways to improve sleep. Workshop is July 19th 12-1pm.
    -Nutrition & Culinary Classes. Job burnout may lead to overeating or unhealthy eating habits. Join one of our nutrition classes to learn more about healthy eating and how you can prepare healthier meals. Topics vary and may have a fee, but you get to eat what the chef demonstrates!
    -Group Fitness Classes. If you are experiencing job burnout, joining in our group fitness classes can help release your stress and leave your body and mind feeling renewed. Classes are free to attend - just show up ready to workout!
    -Massage Therapy. This is a nice complement to our programs and classes. Schedule an appointment and allow
    yourself to take time and enjoy a hydromassage or our other massage & relaxation therapy options, including Reiki and Acupressure. Hydromassages are free, other massage techniques are $30/30 minutes or $50/60 minutes.

Use the resources and support you have at the Dan Abraham Healthy Living Center to prevent job burnout and give yourself permission to put your health & happiness first.

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