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2020 Stress

Recognize stress, build resilience, and know where to turn. The pandemic, current headlines, and the daily grind at work all cause stress. This year has been a tough one and we all need to remember to take care or ourselves and then help each other. Stress can cause a myriad of health troubles including Burn-out

Burn-out is defined in ICD-11 as follows:

“Burn-out is a syndrome conceptualized as resulting from chronic workplace stress that has not been successfully managed. It is characterized by three dimensions:

  • feelings of energy depletion or exhaustion;
  • increased mental distance from one’s job, or feelings of negativism or cynicism related to one’s job; and
  • reduced professional efficacy.

Here is an article that has some great tips on building resilience and managing stress.

This breathing exercise from our partner LifeWorks is a good 2-minute exercise to always have on hand.
For MBWCF members there is a new LifeWorks breathing exercise here.

This is one of many meditations that are available (and a personal favorite). You can find the best mediation for you in many different areas, podcasts, specific mediation apps, YouTube, Instagram, and Linkedin.

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