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Burnout is a state of constant physical, mental, and emotional exhaustion. Because burnout is often tied to work, many people who are burnt out can resent their jobs and become detached from their work, which can significantly decrease their productivity and negatively impact their performance.

There are a number of ways to recover from being burnt out, and at Sivana Bali, we help and provide support to people who are burnt out to improve their physical and mental health.

How To Recover from Burnout

There are a lot of ways that people try to cope with burnout. Sometimes, people use drugs and alcohol, which can lead to substance addiction. However, there are a number of healthy ways in which people who experience burnout recover. Some of the ways they do this are by:

Prioritising Self-Care

A great way to cope with feeling burnt out is to prioritise self-care. This can be something as simple as having a good meal, going to a spa, or taking a mental health day. Some people can also make serious lifestyle changes, such as exercising more and eating a more balanced diet to help them improve their mental and physical health.

Sleeping Well

Another way in which people can cope with feeling burnt out is by getting enough sleep. Good quality sleep not only alleviates physical exhaustion but also helps the brain recover and can significantly improve mental health.

Managing Stress

Many people who experience the symptoms of burnout incorporate stress management techniques into their lives. They meditate, do breathing exercises, or engage in other mindfulness techniques to help them with their burnout.

Career Shift

Many people whose burnout is related to their work environment alter their career paths. This doesn’t mean that they leave their jobs entirely, though some do. Some simply shift their workload so they have a better work-life balance.


Many people also cope with burnout by going to a mental health professional. Therapists can help people identify primary stressors and develop ways to cope healthily.

Engage In Joy

To cope with stress, many people engage in things that they enjoy. This can be going out to do fun activities or engaging in hobbies. Spending time with friends and family can also alleviate mental exhaustion.

How To Prevent Burnout

Minimising the risk of burnout is as important as recovering from it. Some of the ways in which people prevent burnout include:

Breaking Down Tasks

Because a major source of burnout is tasks that can be overwhelming, breaking them down into smaller, more manageable tasks can help get them down without being overwhelmed.

On a related note, prioritising more important tasks can also help a person from feeling overwhelmed.

Take A Break

One of the main causes of burnout is not taking breaks. Taking regular breaks throughout the day and even a vacation every few months can help refresh a person and keep them from burning out.

Seek Support

A great way to avoid burning out is to ask for help from other people. At work, this can mean getting coworkers to help with difficult tasks. Outside of work, it can mean having friends and family who can offer emotional support.

The Importance of Burnout Recovery

While there may be some people who value pushing through despite burnout, this is not a sustainable practice in the long run. Burnout can affect a person’s long-term physical and mental wellness, so it’s important to recover.

Being able to recover from burnout can improve a person’s mental health, but beyond that, it can also improve their productivity. A person who is burnt out isn’t going to be able to be at their best, and their work will suffer from it. Being refreshed makes a person more focused and productive, which generally has a positive impact on their work.

How Long Does It Take To Recover From Burnout

Burnout isn’t a condition with a set recovery timeline. Like many other mental health conditions, it can vary based on several factors. One major factor that can determine how long it takes to recover is the severity of the burnout. A person can recover from a mild case of burnout with a mental health day or a break, but a more severe case may require more drastic measures.

People who have co-occurring mental health conditions such as anxiety or depression can also be prone to burning out, and burnout can make these conditions worse. As such, it’ll be important to address these issues to fully recover from burnout.

Another factor that can determine how long recovery from burnout can take is self-care. People who have good self-care habits such as exercising regularly can recover quicker when they do experience burnout.

Signs of Burnout

One of the most important things a person can do to prevent burning out is to recognise the signs. A major sign of burnout is exhaustion. This doesn’t just mean being tired after a long day; it means being in a constant state of physical and mental exhaustion, even if a person is able to get enough rest.

Another sign that someone is experiencing burnout is if they find themselves detached from their job. This can lead to cynicism in the workplace and withdrawal from their colleagues.

Different Types of Burnout

There are numerous ways in which burnout can manifest. One of the most common forms of burnout is overload burnout, and this form of burnout usually occurs when an individual has an excessive, which can lead to overwhelming feelings of stress.

On the opposite end of that, there is under-challenged burnout, when a person becomes burnt out because their job doesn’t challenge them enough. People who have monotonous jobs with little to no career advancement may suffer from this kind of burnout.

There is also neglect burnout, which occurs when someone feels like they have no control or support over their work. Interpersonal burnout occurs when a person suffers from mental fatigue due to their relationships with their colleagues. 

Some people may suffer from emotional burnout in professions where empathy is a requirement, such as healthcare or customer service.

Occupational burnout encompasses the accumulated stress that people build up at their jobs over time.

What Causes Burnout

Being burnt out can be caused by numerous things. For many people, a lack of support in the workplace, long hours at the office, unrealistic deadlines, and constant pressure to perform can cause a person to burn out at their job.

Poor management and a lack of resources in the workplace can also contribute to work stress and to people burning out. However, the most prevalent cause of burnout is stress. This is why stress management techniques are so important to both prevention and recovery.

Recognise Burnout and Recover From It

It can be hard for a lot of people to recognise that they’re burnt out. Some people may believe that their exhaustion is caused by other factors, like not getting enough sleep. Some may recognise that they’re burnt out but can’t adjust their workloads or leave their jobs due to economic factors.

But when people do recognise that they’re burnt out, there are ways that they can recover from it. Many people who have severe burnout can recover by coming to a treatment centre and getting the care and support they need to rejuvenate themselves and manage stress so they’re less likely to burn out again.

By coming to Sivana Bali, those who find themselves burnt out can rejuvenate in a tropical paradise. Contact us now, and we can begin your recovery.

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