Name Your Burnout — If you are waking up more days than not feeling overwhelmed, burdened, emotionally drained, and that things are unmanageable, then name the burnout. When I experience my own burnout, my turning point toward recovery did not start until I realized and named that I was experiencing burnout. That it was not only stress from my work, my Ph.D. program, and my relationship, but that I was in a full-on burnout state.
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. Kate Steiner.
Dr. Kate Steiner is a Burnout Recovery expert, consultant, coach, and founder of LIFT Wellness Consulting. She supports professionals who are burdened by burnout to recovery through a guided reflection process. Holding A Master of Counseling and a Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision, her practice is grounded in the research-based Steiner Self-Reflective Sustainability and Wellness (SSRSW) model. She has been a researcher in wellness and burnout for over 15 years. Dr. Steiner is the author of the “Burnout: A Guide for Every Professional to Identify, Prepare, and Recover their Joy” and host of the From Burnout to Recovery Show with Dr. Kate. Her mission is to end the burnout cycle for professionals, so they are living happier, healthier lives.