The AlmaMAC episode 128 (July 25/19): Psychology of Acting and Burnout in Grad School with Matt Berry (Host: Shawn)

Matt Berry: To treat burnout you will need to stop working. Rest. Seek counseling and/or medical help. You need to lower your expectations of yourself and virtually eliminate what others expect from you. Find activities that relax you and being you joy and focus on those for a start and detach yourself from work if you can. Ultimately, because work is about expectations (either self-imposed or set by others), I believe that you can continue working and recover from a burnout slowly over time (it is not a quick fix). But eventually you will be able to manage it all again. You got this, I believe in you. Take it easy on yourself.

Activity: if you’re anxious or depressed and have a hard time getting your work done split it up and tackle it. Make a list of things from 1-100 of what you need to accomplish and start tackling them. Pick one or two big things like a paper or presentation and split it up into 100 little pieces to finish. No piece is too small. When you’re done you won’t have just done one thing you will have done 100! You got this!


Modules:

https://www.ntnutechzone.no/en/2017/03/overcoming-burnout-when-a-phd-takes-its-toll-and-how-to-move-past-it/

http://www.psychiatrycpd.co.uk/learningmodules/managingstressandavoidingb.aspxhttp://www.psychiatrycpd.co.uk/learningmodules/managingstressandavoiding-1.aspx 


Matt’s website:

http://www.mbphd.ca


B U R N O U T

Definition:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK279286/https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/adult-health/in-depth/burnout/art-20046642

How to tell:
https://www.verywellmind.com/stress-and-burnout-symptoms-and-causes-3144516

 

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