Therapy for Burnout & Stress Relief
You take on too many tasks. This pattern has been in your life for as long as you can remember. Growing up, you're the one who got good grades, was involved in school activities, volunteered, and even had a couple of part-time jobs.
You've achieved a lot with this hustle, but it's becoming harder to enjoy your accomplishments. In addition to work, you have a family now, and the demands of life pile up more quickly than they are getting checked off. You're struggling to keep up, but you're scared of what will happen if you stop.
A Therapist's Take on Burnout
In the same way that stress can exist in your workplace, daily life, and family, so can burnout. Burnout is not a temporary state of being tired and stressed. Instead, it places unrealistic expectations on you and becomes exhausting and dehumanizing.
Burnout is not all on you. Blaming yourself and using self-improvement to be more productive is not going to make it better. Instead, it's essential to see where stress shows up in your life and the systems that maintain it. The cycle of burnout thrives on making you think you're the problem. When you cannot meet its expectations, it blames you. If the system that puts stress on you convinces you that you're the problem, it doesn't need to change.
However, some people can resist getting stuck in burnout. If they encounter a person or an organization that crosses their boundaries and tries to take advantage of them, they either push back or leave. Most of my clients start therapy for burnout and stress relief because they find this hard to do. They often have a history of having their thoughts and feelings denied. They are used to meeting the needs of others before themselves. It's easy to see how quickly one can get trapped in a cycle of burnout.
Stress & Burnout Symptoms
Here are some red flags that you're stressed and experiencing burnout. If you are experiencing some or all of these it might be time to reach out for support from an online therapist in Illinois.
- You don't have free time and feel bad for wanting it.
- Tasks become unmanageable.
- Productivity is low despite spending lots of time on tasks.
- You give up sleep and meals to catch up on your list.
- Self-care quickly turns from stress relief into self-improvement.
- You don't have hobbies.
- You haven't taken a vacation in a long time.
- If you take time off, you start experiencing the same stress immediately upon your return.
- You don't feel better even though you've been trying to change.
Burnout and Stress Relief
I understand that viewing stress and burnout this way is new territory and a paradigm shift but I'm so glad that you are looking at your environment and starting to question it as a possible source of your stress and burnout. Versus continuing to view yourself as the problem.
At Live Lekko, we work on recovery from burnout by creating healthy limits and boundaries. You learn to identify your needs, act on them, and communicate them effectively to others. As a result, not only can you recover from burnout and start feeling stress relief, but you can also prevent it.
Burnout does not need to be the new normal. It is dangerous, and managing it will not make it better. If you are experiencing burnout symptoms, take the next step in living life on your terms and call today.
Ready to Start Therapy for Burnout & Stress Relief in Champaign, IL
At Live Lekko, you can start getting stress relief while healing from burnout. It all starts by getting support and learning techniques for creating boundaries. As an online therapist in Illinois, I can help you no matter if you are in Springfield, Champaign, or anywhere else in the state. I want to make the process of starting therapy and reducing your burnout symptoms as simple as possible. Follow these steps to start living life on your terms.
- Reach out to me by calling or texting 217-402-7817 and make a free online consultation
- Start working with an online therapist in IL
- Start setting boundaries and reducing burnout symptoms
Other Therapy Services Offered By Live Lekko LLC in Illinois
At Live Lekko, I also provide depression treatment, anxiety treatment, and therapy for perfectionism. As well as treatment for childhood emotional neglect, therapy for women, grief counseling, and therapy for people-pleasing. Get started today to start living an emotionally healthy life. Whether you are in Champaign, Peoria, Springfield, Mahomet, or anywhere else in Illinois I can help with online therapy.