If every weekend was like this one, you would never have a problem with dealing with the recovery from severe burnout. The fact that the temperature was in the mid 50s on the first weekend of December meant that you were able to get out a play nine holes of golf with your youngest daughter. Typically by this time of the year you are nearly at the end of your rope with the deadlines at work and the problems that you often face at the end of any calendar year.
If the weather every weekend allowed you to get outside and enjoy some fresh air you could face every Monday morning with patience and confidence. In the middle of the winter, however, weather rarely cooperates and you find yourself stuck inside dealing with long hours, unhappy employees and customers, and searching for a recovery from severe burnout.
The holidays are often a difficult time for many people. The fact that some people do not have a happy life outside of work means that the holidays can be a lonely time and the extra time off work is not really a break, just a reminder of how land and sad some days can be.
Stressful Jobs Need to Help Employees Find a Successful Way to Deal with Work Pressures and Deadlines
Unfortunately, today’s news is full of the ramifications of people who have not been able to adequately deal with home and workplace stress. And while we often think about all workplaces when we read about stress, it is often the hospitals and the entire medical field where some of the biggest stress exists. In fact, a recent study indicated that medical students report a rate of depression that’s 15% to 30% higher than the general population. Knowing how to recover from exhaustion and deal with stress is as important in the operating room as it is in the board room.
Consider these statistics about the reasons that job burnout and job stress can be a real problem in the medical field and other work environments:
- 44% is the average rate of burnout for physicians aged 35 and under.
- 66% of both men and women say work has a significant impact on their stress levels.
- 25% of both men and women indicate they they have called in sick or taken a ?mental health day? as a result of stress at work.
- Emergency doctors suffer the highest rates of burnout of all medical professionals. In fact, 59% of them agree they felt burned out about their job.
- Physicians are almost twice as likely as the general U.S. population to report being dissatisfied with their work-life balance, according to recent studies.
- Workplace stress causes approximately one million U.S. employees to miss work every day of the year.
Making sure that you have a way to process and plan for recovery from severe burnout can help you live a better life, both on the job and at home.