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Hokie Health: Learn more about burnout and how to recover

From: Hokie Wellness

According to a survey of 1,000 employees conducted pre- and post-COVID by Limeade Engage, 72 percent of employees are currently burned-out as compared to 42 percent prior to the pandemic.

Both the individual and organization are affected by burnout. Individuals may produce lower productivity and experience stress-related health issues while organizations may experience absenteeism and turnover.

The key to recovery is to care for one’s self on a regular basis. Practices such as gratitude journaling, meditation, and regular exercise are behaviors that enhance self-care.

Hokie Wellness is offering a program on Burnout and Recovery on Tuesday, May 11, and Tuesday, May 18, from noon-1 p.m. Learn more about burnout and what steps you can take toward recovery. Registration is required for both sessions. Sign up by selecting the May 11 or May 18 session.

Visit the Employee Wellness at Home site for more information on virtual workshops, connection sessions, and other wellness resources. Learn more about how we can be Better Together at Virginia Tech.

Hokie Wellness serves Virginia Tech to foster a healthier community by providing prevention services, education, outreach, and resources to employees and students. If you have questions, need assistance, or want to join the Hokie Wellness Google group to stay up to date with monthly updates, contact the team at hokiewellness@vt.edu.

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