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Social Worker Burnout

Ladies: Got Work Burnout? Take a Closer Look at What You Do Outside the Office

And women are the ultimate multitaskers . But this great strength also means women have the highest risk of burnout-itis. Amy Sullivan, PsyD , clinical health psychologist, explains why women experience burnout — and how to stop it.

Q: Is the X chromosome responsible for women’s inherent drive to keep doing more?

A: Women experience higher levels of stress and anxiety than men in their day-to-day decision-making. Men are more likely to base decisions on the facts and leave emotion out of it. Women typically make decisions based on both facts AND emotion.

The emotional toll is compounded by trying to climb the corporate ladder while keeping the children alive and staying on top of the laundry pile. All that juggling (and guilt from not doing it perfectly) results in women experiencing burnout more often than men. If we don’t carve out time to take care of ourselves, the problem just gets worse. I remind patients that the flight attendant tells you to secure your mask before helping someone else. If you don’t take care of yourself , you’ll implode. You can’t do anything or take care of anyone if you’re passed out from exhaustion.

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