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The 5 Ways I Overcame My Burnout

Burnout syndrome is a state of emotional, mental and physical exhaustion caused by excessive and prolonged stress. I burned out early. Right out of fellowship, I no longer wanted to be a doctor. The grueling hours, my grumpy co-workers, and distant patient engagements left me totally exhausted. However over the course of a year, I was able to rediscover my passion for medicine.

Some tactics were deliberate mindful behaviors, some occurred by accident, and some started with a different goal, but eventually helped ease my burnout and anxiety.