Beating Burnout: Author Jen Rafferty On The 5 Things You Should Do If You Are Experiencing Work Burnout

Authority Magazine Editorial Staff
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15 min readDec 15, 2021


Notice what’s happening in your body. Your body is constantly in tune with your feelings. Think about it — what does stress, overwhelm, anxiety and frustration feel like in your body? Sometimes you might experience increased heart rate, shallow breathing, clenched muscles or sweating. (I sweat big-time under stress!) When you become self-aware of your body, you start to recognize when you are out of alignment with how you want to feel. Your body is always trying to communicate with you; you just have to be a better listener.

Millions of Americans are returning back to work after being home during the pandemic. While this has been exciting for many, some are feeling burned out by their work. What do you do if you are feeling burned out by your work? How do you reverse it? How can you “get your mojo back”? What can employers do to help their staff reverse burnout?

In this interview series called “Beating Burnout: 5 Things You Should Do If You Are Experiencing Work Burnout,” we are talking to successful business leaders, HR leaders and mental health leaders who can share insights from their experience about how we can “Beat Burnout.”.

As a part of this series, I had the pleasure of interviewing Jen Rafferty.

Educator, author, and founder of the Empowered Educator workshop series, Jen Rafferty began her career as a middle school music teacher in Central New York. She is known for her practical ideas and passion in her presentations while inspiring teachers and school leaders to stay connected to their why. Jen is a certified Emotional Intelligence Practitioner and is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Educational Psychology.

Thank you so much for joining us in this interview series! Before we dive into the main focus of our interview, our readers would love to “get to know you” a bit better. Can you tell us a