You may be experiencing burnout if you are feeling overwhelmed, fatigued, or frustrated while in your recovery programme. This can lead to a loss of motivation and, as a result, a relapse. You can achieve balance and success in your journey by recognising the indications and figuring out how to avoid them while in recovery.
Burnout Symptoms in Recovery
Burnout is an occupational-related stress, not a medical ailment, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Burnout is defined as “sentiments of energy depletion or tiredness, increased mental distance from one’s job, feelings of pessimism or cynicism related to one’s employment, and lower professional efficacy,” according to the World Health Organization.
Trying to keep up with too many obligations might lead to burnout. Burnout can occur when you have overcommitted yourself or put too much strain on yourself. Burnout can manifest itself in a number of ways, including a lack of motivation to continue with treatment or negative thoughts about yourself and your progress. It can make you feel physically ill or make you incredibly exhausted.
Some other signs of burnout include:
- Feelings of hopelessness or doubt
- Unable to focus
- Detaching yourself from others
- Change in appetite
- Getting sick frequently
Burnout Prevention Tips
Recovery is a time to celebrate your new life free of addictions, but it may also be stressful if you are not prepared to stick to your recovery plan and stay sober. Burnout might occur if you do not take steps to ensure that your rehabilitation is as positive and stress-free as possible.
Burnout in recovery is not an indication that you should give up. In fact, it means you’ll have to come up with new approaches to deal with your rehabilitation. The following are some suggestions for avoiding burnout during recovery:
- Change up your recovery meetings and try something fresh.
- Look for a new book to read.
- Speak with your sponsor or others in your support network.
- Speak with others who have recovered successfully.
- Try something new, like meditation or yoga.
- Give yourself permission to unwind and practise self-care.
- Rejoice in your achievements.
- Allow yourself to enjoy yourself.
Help Is Available
If you’re in recovery and you’re experiencing burnout, it’s time to get professional help. We can assist you in avoiding burnout while in treatment, as well as overcoming your addiction and finding balance. On staff, we have board-certified specialists that can assist with a range of therapeutic modalities, including individual, group, and family programmes.