☷Optimize Your Performance to Prevent Burnout
U.S. Army ( By Press Release office)
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) The World Health Organization defines burnout as a syndrome that results from chronic workplace stress . Individuals working at any job are at risk of developing burnout . While eliminating stress from work and life seems unrealistic , Soldiers can develop habits and behaviors that help them become more resilient . A gratitude practice can build your resilience and protect against burnout . Use HPRC ' s gratitude calendar to recognize all the good you have received . Reflect on the elements of your role you enjoy most and are grateful for . Reconnect with why you chose to join the military and the sense of purpose it might have given you . Fostering healthy social connections with your Family , friends , peers , and work leadership is another way to prevent burnout . Like exercise , social interaction increases brain chemicals that protect from stress , enhances your tolerance to pain , and promotes well - being . Learn tools to build and strengthen meaningful relationships . If a particular work - related situation is bothering you , schedule a time to talk with your supervisor about it and chart a plan to move forward and help you achieve your next goals . While sleep is not a component of the Total Force Fitness framework , it directly impacts performance in most domains . For example , sleep affects your ability to manage stress , self - regulate , read other people ' s emotions , empathize , choose healthy foods , and get the benefits of exercise . This self - check can help you identify effective ways to improve your sleep . Start Before the Signs Appear TFF tools are effective in helping you prevent burnout . If you ' re not sure how you ' re performing across the TFF domains , complete this self - check to identify areas of growth and set goals . Focus on what you can control and make daily choices to positively fuel your body and mind .
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