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- They can be immaculately produced and beautifully shot.
- They're usually narrated by David Attenborough.
- Likely on the BBC Network.
It reached a point of complete exhaustion, leaving the antelope with no choice, but to submit and become...
What are the Symptoms of Burnout Syndrome?
- Pressure at work
- Working too much
- Not getting enough exercise
- Not sleeping enough
- Financial burdens
- Unhelpful criticisms from others
- Relationship strain
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Weight gain or loss of appetite
- Negative thoughts and emotions
Inability to concentrate and pay attention
How Prolonged Stress Affects Your Body
Sitting in traffic. Waiting in lines. Sitting in traffic just to go wait in line somewhere.
It stresses me out just thinking about stress.
How Burnout Influences Your Mind and Memory
Anterior cingulate cortex (ACC) and
Medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC)
How to Recover From Burnout Syndrome
Recover from Burnout Syndrome Using These 7 Proven Steps:
1) Find a hobby - Stimulate your brain in new ways that are very different from your job and daily tasks. Learning to plan an instrument, doing something physical like rock climbing or a recreational sport, cooking, and so on will do. The more playful, the better. Find your own thing and stick to it.
2) Spend time with people you love every day - No-brainer. Right? Spending quality time with your friends and family, in a pleasant and familiar setting can work wonders for your wellbeing. Having fun and laughing with them will boost your endorphins and serotonin levels (“the happiness hormone”). This will reduce stress hormone levels. Go for positive, meaningful social connections!
3) Devote at least 15 minutes to yourself every day - Our brain needs to unwind and recharge on a daily basis, so it’s important to give yourself some “you time” each day. That can mean anything you want. Staring at the celling, having a relaxing bath, or spending time in nature will do. The trick is to find something that relaxes you.
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4) Meditate - Meditation also boosts “the happiness hormones”, positively balancing brain hormones and neurotransmitters. As little as 10 to 15 minutes of meditation each day will do wonders for your brain health and wellbeing.
5) Work smarter not harder - Track how much time you spend on your phone, on social media, or coffee breaks at work. There’re lots of productivity apps that can help you cut the time wasters. Avoid time tracking apps though as they can make you even more anxious.
6) Take supplements- Several studies have found that taking supplements containing Rhodiola rosea root extract can help alleviate stress-related symptoms, like fatigue or sensation of weakness [3, 4]. Try finding supplements containing about 400 mg of Rhodiola rosea root extract as they’re most effective. But remember to read clinical studies with a grain of salt as we discussed in this article.
7) Unplug and unwind - Many of us need to feel busy and productive 24/7, so it’s no wonder why burnout is so common. Taking the time to detach can give you relief from the stress, whether that's taking 15 minutes to yourself during a busy work day, or heck, maybe you just need a proper vacation to really reset.