The Scenario – We like organization and consistency; in fact, we rely on it. When family, friends, work and school become too much for us to handle, we stress, feel overwhelmed, and sometimes burnout.
When certain aspects of daily life lead to burnout, what is the best remedy?
According to Dr. Samuel O. Salami, the factors that most influence our likelihood for burnout are:
1. Work-Related Stress
- Persons who work with deadlines, or are responsible for the supervision of multiple people, which requires one to be emotionally available, are more likely to experience job stress than others.
- Individuals whose personalities tend more toward neuroticism are more likely to report experiencing greater amounts of stress than those with less neurotic tendencies.
3. Support from Social Groups
- Persons with greater social support tend to be stronger and more resilient in instances of overwhelming stress.
The Insight – Psychologists recommend social support as one of many ways to relieve stress. If you know what causes your stress, reach out for social support in your time of need. Talk about it with a confidant or a group of friends you trust. Keeping it all in is not healthy. A support network will help you better manage the effects of stress.
Do you reach out to others during stressful times?
Creating Positive Perspectives for Life