The Burnout Ladies’ Ultimate Guide To Understanding Burnout

When it comes to understanding burnout, we find from our work that most people don’t. It’s a business buzzword to be sure. The internet is littered with articles on how to prevent burnout, how to solve burnout, what to do about burnout. 

But, one thing we’ve noticed is that there is not a lot of talk about what is burnout. So, as The Burnout Ladies’ we’ve decided to create this Ultimate Guide to Understanding Burnout. When we talked about what this would look like, we decided to make it visual. 

Without further ado, our Burnout Fact Sheet:

This one page sheet has everything you need to know to understand the basics of burnout. We’ve included our own definition – complete with causes and symptoms. There are also key facts about burnout that are essential to understanding the scope of the problem. 

The facts are: burnout costs A LOT. Not only to US healthcare (around $150 billion dollars a year). It costs businesses (higher insurance costs, more sick days). But perhaps most importantly, it costs lives. Literal lives. 

In 2021, 745,000 people died from the effects of overwork. Almost a million people a year are dying because we have a near global culture of burnout. A culture that rewards exhaustion and punishes rest. 

But, it doesn’t have to be this way. Our ultimate guide would be nothing without solutions, and neither would our work. If you want to learn more about how we would solve this culture of burnout, check out our book HERE.

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