Burned Out? Nine Ways to Ignite Your Professional Passion
When your job is to deal with people and their problems, you have a higher risk of burning out. Absorbing the trauma of those you are helping is called “secondary trauma,” and it can have serious consequences. Professionals dealing with burnout or secondary trauma can become negative, constantly angry or downright mean. Burnout can lead to professional liability and dangerous, unhealthy coping mechanisms like self-medicating through substance abuse.
Sound familiar? If your job has become a burden rather than an opportunity to do the good work that first inspired you to become a lawyer, NOW is the time to address the issue. From connecting your life to greater purposes to expressing gratitude, this article offers nine ways to overcome burnout and reignite your professional passion in 2020.