On behalf of your Nova Scotia Lawyers Assistance Program (NSLAP) provider, Homewood HealthTM is pleased to provide the following newsletter “Burnout: What is it and How to Cope

We live in a high-speed world driven by the urge to instantly respond to every ‘ping’ from our devices. This, coupled with increasing work-from-home options in today’s market, can blur the lines between our professional and personal worlds. Over time, our need to meet increasing expectations can do significant damage. Many people feel worn out yet press on, ignoring the physical and psychological signs our bodies produce in response to stress.

Burnout and stress are connected. In this article, we’ll look at burnout as a syndrome both individuals and groups can experience at work and in relationships. We’ll examine the relationship between them, look at some common causes, and discuss ways to approach recovery. Developing healthy coping skills can help you recognize and mitigate burnout. The goal here is to avoid entering a cycle that creates it, thus creating a more balanced approach to work and life.

If you have wellness questions, or are looking for wellness information, visit the NSLAP website at www.nslap.ca. For more information and support, along with resources and counselling to cope with and prevent burnout, register with Homewood Health™ https://homeweb.ca/. Please note that NSLAP is your “company” name when you register, and your Invitation Code is NSB931

Call in confidence, 24 hours a day: 1 866 299 1299 (within Nova Scotia) | (See the website for details about calling from outside Nova Scotia) | 1 866 398 9505 (en français) | 1 888 384 1152 (TTY).

LIANSwers Issue 79, January 2023