Burnout is an experience that is reversible which means it is in a person’s power to correct it. This idea is the first thing my clients work on — what things they can control and what things they can let go of because they are not controllable. So, to start, burnout or the effects of burnout are controllable. This goes back to my last point in the previous question. Regaining the belief that you are in control of your life and you can make things better, and then making a plan to do those things you can control, is the platform to reduce burnout.
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 Dr. Robin Buckley.
Dr. Robin Buckley has her PhD in clinical psychology. She is an author, public speaker, and certified professional coach who works with executives and high-performance couples. Her proprietary coaching model uses a business framework and cognitive-behavioral strategies to support individuals and couples in creating and executing concrete, strategic plans for developing their careers and relationships.