Recover from Burnout: Reclaim Your Well-Being

Burnout. It’s a word thrown around so often it can almost lose its meaning. But for the millions experiencing it, it’s a harsh reality and challenging journey: a constant state of exhaustion, cynicism, and a sense of ineffectiveness. 

Our recent simple burnout quiz* results reflected that 75% of responses showed signs of chronic stress and burnout. 

This is particularly common for individuals who constantly push themselves and juggling countless responsibilities, including parents and caregivers. 

You might find yourself constantly saying yes, even when overwhelmed, or snapping at loved ones due to the constant stress. The global uncertainties post-pandemic haven’t helped either with the Great Resignation, shifting work flexibility arrangement, ‘revenge travelling’ and cost inflation. 

So, what can you do if you find yourself feeling emotionally disconnected, empty, and burnt out? 

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Finding Your Path to Recovery: Support Groups vs. Individual Therapy 

Besides self-care, there are two paths to consider for burnout recovery: support groups and individual therapy. Each offers unique benefits, so the best choice depends on your individual needs and preferences. 


The Power of Community: Support Groups as an Alternative 

Support groups offer a sense of community and shared experience, fostering connection and belonging. Here’s why a support group can be immensely helpful: 

Connection and Validation 

Being around others who understand your struggles can offer powerful resonance and comfort. You’ll realize you’re not alone in your experience. 

Shared Strategies

Share and learn from each others’ experiences and coping mechanisms. You might discover new techniques to manage stress and prioritize self-care. 

Support and Encouragement 

A supportive group can help you stay accountable to your recovery goals and celebrate your progress. Witnessing others’ successes can be motivating. 


Individual Therapy: A Deep Dive into Healing 

For a more personalized approach to burnout recovery, consider individual therapy. A therapist can provide a safe space to explore the root causes of your burnout and develop a tailored plan for healing. Here’s what you can expect: 

Recognize Triggers 

Together with your therapist, you can identify the specific situations or habits that contribute to your burnout. 

Develop Coping Mechanisms 

Learn practical tools to manage stress, set healthy boundaries, and improve emotional regulation. 

Rebuild Self-Compassion 

Therapy can help you address negative self-talk and cultivate self-compassion, a crucial element in burnout recovery. 


5 Easy Steps to Kickstart Your Recovery Today 

Whether you choose a support group, individual therapy, or working on it yourself, here are 5 immediate steps you can take to start refocusing on yourself and kickstart your burnout recovery: 

Identify Your Immediate Needs 

Take a step back and identify your basic needs – sleep, healthy food, exercise, and relaxation. Prioritize these in your daily routine. 

Draw Clearer Boundaries 

Learn to say no to requests that drain your energy. Start small, and gradually communicate your limitations assertively. 

Practice Mindfulness 

Activities like meditation or deep breathing can help you manage stress and regain a sense of calm in the present moment. 

Delegate and Ask for Help

Don’t be afraid to delegate tasks at work or home. Asking for help is not a sign of weakness but a sign of self-awareness. 

Engage in Activities You Find Calm In 

Make time for hobbies or activities that bring you joy and a sense of fulfillment. Reconnect with what truly matters to you. 

Burnout recovery is a journey, not a destination. Be patient with yourself, celebrate small victories, and don’t hesitate to seek trusted support or professional help if needed. 

You deserve to reclaim your well-being and thrive, not just survive. 

To register interest in our 8-weeks support group: fill in the form here (link: and we will be in touch. 

To seek support with individual therapy session, find a matching therapist here at A Space Between here: 


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