2019 has been remarkable for you and me
The first instant of 2020 arrives in two weeks. When I was small, there was a song for children. It says: “I wish we arrive in the year 2000. There wouldn’t be any more war, nor poverty. For there’d be only songs on Earth”.
And yet, this year of 2019, might have been, for you and me and all other burned-out fellows, not “only songs”. But a remarkable work-life challenge.
Let’s take the year-end moment to look back. What are the main 2019 burnout figures?
Burnout 2019 quick stats
In 2019, a high percentage of people experiencing burnout. According to Clokify, 7 out of 10 people have had contact with burnout. 5 out of 10 felt stress and have experienced burnout. This confirms Gallup’s research results that around 45% of millennial’s experienced “sometimes” burnout. Burnout became a remarkable concern. Because 8 out of 10 people took it seriously.
There have been, nevertheless, low reaction from employer programs. For example, up to 4 out of 10 people who worked 50+ hours didn’t have a burnout program in their companies. And believe it? Only 3 out of 10 managers addressed employee burnout (Source Clokify).
Four main causes of burnout? Lack of control and power at work, boredom or chaos at work, problem in social life, and heavy workload!
Have you ever experienced the following? Lose the enjoyment of anything related to your work. Pessimistic about the future. Irritated and with chronic fatigue? Watch out, probably you’re in burnout. Clokify presented 19 signs of burnout. There is also a burnout test from the British Medical Association. These can help you defining quickly your state.
Sources from Clokify
3 main things to continue in 2020 to improve your burnout
Burned out? Still tired and struggling at these year-end moments? The questions that occupy your thoughts are still very concrete. How to self-care? How to restart if no passion? How to keep moving on? And at best, how to find out a great career change?…
Look at the below three things. Have you been doing them? If yes, well-done! Continue these in 2020 to improve your burnout:
Mindset: maintain a positive energy and attitude, cultivate joy daily. Look deeply in the nature of things and take perspective
Self-care: Do less, practice lazy day, take care of yourself, live mindfully, let-go
Re-organization of your life and work: Unlike depression, for example, burnout needs more fundamental changes in your lifestyle. It’s also an opportunity to re-organize your life, rethink your work, inspire yourself, and be positive from it.
One thing to remember in 2020
And finally, if there is one thing you need to remember in 2020, it is the following.
Everything is impermanent.
Burnout is also impermanent. This phase of your life will pass. Remember, things will change for the best. “The darkest moment is before the sunrise” (old proverb). In the European Celtic tradition, life is in cycle. After the winter, it will be spring.
At this moment in time, let us together recall the Buddhist wisdom: The past, the future, and the present, they inter-are. If we can live deeply the present moment, we touch eternity… And we can also transform the past, and transform the future” (Thich Nhat Hanh).
2019 has been challenging and remarkable. Either severe or mild stress, burnout touched almost 50% of the workforce. But challenges and sufferings were already gone. Remember to do 3 main things: keep a positive mindset, think self-care, and re-organize your life and work. As said Thich Nhat Hanh, “The past is only there for the present to be“. When we can live the present moment deeply, without fear, with no worries, 2020 is already set for success and joy.