It is an unsettling time to feel stress at work.  With the current economic climate most people who have  jobs are considered the lucky ones.  It is human to feel burn out on any job but essential to find alternatives as burnout can lead to depression, under-productivity and creates a negative atmosphere for those who suffer from it as well as to those around them.  Therefore, it is important to try to address it before it becomes a real issue.

Professional development courses in any field will refresh, deepen and re-energize your enthusiasm for what you do.  It is a great prevention and cure for burnout.  Burnout can happen in any field.  Usually in some of our most altruistic and important professions for our collective community i.e. nursing, teaching, etc.)  Burnout can be difficult for someone who has spent vital years, money and energy on a given profession.

This is different from evolving into or changing professions.  Something which is often a priority given that we need to grow and evolve as humans.  Burnout feels like one is in a rut.  When one feels like they are going through the motions in their work and not living presently.

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