Little things can make a difference
Keeping in mind the caveat that there are no quick fixes for burnout, consider these tips from professional healthcare counselors:
Ask your employer to establish a weekly or monthly support group.
If an entire hospital unit seems to be fatigued, ask that a task force be set up to study solutions.
If your job takes a tremendous amount of personal energy, try staying within the same realm, but moving to a less stressful role.
If you are a manager, keep your staff informed about changes—it helps take away the sting. Also, allow them to give feedback, which decreases the feeling of powerlessness.
Take advantage of any individual or group counseling offered along with educational programs.
Try taking up an expressive activity such as dancing, yoga, painting, writing, or drawing to get your feelings out.