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Managing Burnout – some actions to restore energy

One aspect of our Managing Burnout virtual course is to explore the practical actions that can be taken to restore energy levels. This post contains an infographic which illustrates some ideas.

Our experience of the past couple of years has led to a re-assessing of priorities.  Work, for many, is about far more than just their salary.  Recent global research found that 40% of those surveyed stated burnout as the reason they left their job last year.

Searches for symptoms of burnout are increasing year on year. Those organisations who train managers and teams to help spot signs and triggers, reduce stigma and put preventions in place, are increasingly considered attractive places to work.

Our 3-hour Managing Burnout course is suitable for anyone in the workplace and can be delivered live online to groups of employees anywhere.  The course explores the causes and effects of burnout and provides positive, practical actions to address the condition, based on the latest scientific evidence.

In the infographic below, trainer Michelle Spirit has provided a taster of one aspect of the course by putting together some suggestions to help restore energy and introducing, or reminding us, of the WOOP mental strategy.

Actions to help get your energy back

Text from Managing Burnout - some actions to restore your energy infographic:


Actions to restore your energy

Engage attention to switch off - create, dance, meditate, listen to music.

Gratitude and savouring - list 5 things you are grateful for.

Question the  inner voice - listen to your inner critic and prove the voice wrong.

Tune into the wiser and kinder voice - what would your wise, kind, 80 year old self say?

Accept, let emotions be - don't try to fix, avoid or judge.

Breathing techniques - inhale, exhale, take three deep breaths daily.

Meta habits - movement, sleep, nutrition, rest.

Simple pleasures - antidote to emotional exhaustion.

Manage news - limit exposure to news, social media, smartphone.

Get bored to recharge - what will you do with the time?


Remember WOOP!

Wish - pick one thing that is challenging but that you can fulfil.

Outcome - what would be the best thing about achieving this? How would you feel?

Obstacles - what, that can be controlled, might stand in the way?

Plan - if that happens, what will you do in response?



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Actions to restore your energy extracted from the Managing Burnout training course, facilitated by Michelle Spirit.


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