Burnout: getting started

You feel burnt-out.

It has gone on long enough.

Today is the day for you to do something about it.

Watch the video below to find out the first two steps you should take:

  1. How to know whether you are burnt-out. There’s no point trying to address burnout if your symptoms are actually caused by something different. Burnout is a very specific issue that needs to be addressed in the right way. So firstly, you have to get that diagnosis correct.
  2. How to create a personal burnout plan. This plan must be tailored to you. You’re unique, and what works from someone else, won’t necessarily work for you.

What next?

If your burnout score was in the early-moderate range, I have a Create Your Burnout Plan Workshop that is perfect for you.

This one hour interactive workshop will take you through the process of creating your own burnout plan. By the end of it, you will have:

  • New insights into what aspects of your life are contributing to burnout.
  • Clear action steps to begin making changes in key areas you identify.
  • A strategy for how you will detect worsening burnout.
  • A clear approach for the first steps of managing worsening burnout.
  • A simple but powerful plan that ties all of these elements into a cohesive strategy, which is achievable even in your busy life.

Your burnout plan needs to account for psychological and physical wellbeing, and to be simple enough that it’s actually achievable. The last thing you need right now is a big long complex plan. You need something that you can fit into your busy life, and sustain long-term.

I have taken many groups through this process at events and workshops, and they love the in-depth self-discovery process that leads to a clear plan. I takes away the overwhelm of not knowing where to start, or feeling that there are too many things you “should” be doing for self-care.

You will have a PDF workbook you print out and work through as we go.

You’ll have the chance to speak to other participants in small groups, so that you can benefit from the opportunity to share thoughts and ideas with others who are experiencing similar challenges.

Join me to take this powerful step towards overcoming burnout.

For those with a more severe burnout score

You may also benefit from the Create Your Burnout Plan Workshop. If you read through the above information and it sounds like something that would help you, then go for it! But for some people with severe burnout, they’re not in the right mental state to engage with that kind of reflective and planning process. Either way, you should seek additional professional support.

If you are experiencing severe burnout, it’s important that you address this issue promptly, and ideally seek professional support within the next 1-2 weeks.

You can book a burnout counselling appointment with Dr Amy Imms, or book an appointment with your general practitioner or family doctor. If your doctor has long waiting times, you may need to explain there is some urgency to this situation.

If you are having any thoughts of self-harm or suicide, you need to take immediate, urgent action. Options include:

  • Lifeline 13 11 14
  • Beyond Blue 1300 22 4636
  • Your GP or psychologist if they have an immediate appointment available.

International support may be available from: