Ways to Notice the Signs of Burnout

What is Burnout?

Wondering what burnout is and if it is what is affecting you? Well, burnout can be caused by excessive or prolonged stress as a result of emotional, physical or mental exhaustion. It doesn’t discriminate and can affect everyone from all walks of life, careers and net worth’s. You may find that you feel the effects of burnout when you are unable to meet the unrelenting and constant demands from your job, business, family life, societal expectations or impeding pressures due to health concerns. It generally takes hold when an individual is overwhelmed, emotionally drained or experiencing a lack of accomplishment.

How to Spot Burnout in Yourself and Others?

Through a combination of factors you may go from being a highly successful and functioning professional, to experiencing overwhelming feelings of both mental and physical exhaustion. This may sometimes look like; a person suffering from insomnia, sharp/ negative reactions due to irritability, chronic fatigue, loss of appetite, feelings of anxiety and/or depression. It can also cause you to detach from relationships or projects around you, you start to isolate, negatively self-talking or start to feel a loss of enthusiam and passion that once came from enjoyment of your job.

Myths About Burnout?

1. You are a failure/ weak if you admit to burnout: this is one of the most common misconceptions in relation to burnout. Some of us are in high-stress, face-paced careers and as a result, the pressures to perform and achieve near-perfect results are unrelenting. It’s time like this that stress can take hold of our body and push us to limits beyond our control. We believe that by teaching you tools and techniques to cope with stress and manage your triggers, you can effectively also manage the lasting impacts that burnout can have on your mental and physical health. One of these ways is to prioritise you mental and physical wellbeing to ensure you are setting SMART goals and realistic expectations on yourself and/ or your team.

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2. A long-weekend away or family holiday will fix/cure burnout: this is a common misconception throughout management level employees as more often than not they are advised by their superiors that if they just “take a few days” or “go away for the weekend” that somehow the stress, feeling of failure and thus disconnect with simply go away as well. It’s hard sometimes when you approach a boss or mentor for advice on how to deal with burnout, and their response more often than not is that “they hear you… I’m feeling stressed too… my tank is empty… but just take the day off to recharge”. Unfortunately, you aren’t a Telsa and can’t simply plug into recharge and be on your way again.

Our approach is to take time to work on the underlining issues that are causing the feelings of burnout both emotionally and thus physically through a bespoke program designed for you. Whilst taking a ‘few weeks off’ can make you feel replenished, the work truly doesn’t leave you, so you need to work on the underlining causes for lasting results.

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3. Burnout requires you to quit your job or step down from your role/ business in order to change: many fear to ask for help to cope with the effects of burnout as they believe it will be a total career change or stepping away from the role they are currently doing. This is definitely not true! You just need to learn the boundaries you required, coping mechanisms and make slight tweaks to your current role to ensure both you and your work can successfully be streamlined to work with each other rather than against. For some that might mean learning that it is okay to delegate work to others, be it a junior or expert in a particular field. For others, it might mean learning how to say no and stop trying to stretch yourself too thin by pleasing everyone.

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How Can We Help?

If you are identifying with some of the previously mentioned factors, or know someone that is – we highly recommending seeking help. Burnout has the ability to creep up on your when you least expect it, you may even think you are doing everything necessary to prevent it from happening – and then it does anyway. We think that often it helps to talk to someone; if you would just like someone to talk to, we are available for a consultation with no obligations whatsoever.

Whilst you may not be physically able to gain distance from the problem in an extraordinary environment at the present time, a new perspective and ultimately a complete mental, spiritual and physical reset might just be the first step to healing.

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Get 2020 off to a good start with Istana Jiwa

Dealing with Stress and Burnout?

An interview with Emily Hepworth.

More often than not, most people have thought about a new goal, something they wished was different in their life or a change they wanted to make at some point or another. For some, this may mean focusing on their physical and emotional wellbeing to change their current path in life, for others it’s as simple as exercising again. You may have set a new goal or dare we say it, a New Year’s resolution and it’s nearing the moment when you call it quits and go back to your old habits; be it substance abuse, feelings of burnout and stress or allowing your addiction to take-over.

So, we thought it was about time we sat down with our go-to woman Emily, Istana Jiwa’s Program Director; who has years of experience in assisting people in changing their current circumstances for the better and taking charge of their life again.

Read what she had to say;

How do we get 2020 off to a good start?

Emily: For many people, it can be as simple as just asking for help. I know personally, that was the hardest part for me. I hate to use the saying New Year’s resolutions or start the new year, but it can be as simple as just making that phone call for someone you love or for yourself and just admitting that you have a problem and be willing to change it.

At Istana Jiwa, we meet a lot with people that first have to admit they’ve got a problem. It doesn’t have to be addiction specifically, it could be anything. But, just admitting there’s a problem and willing to ask for help is the first step.

What’s your advice for a woman feeling the pressure of juggling stress, a career, family and day-to-day life?

Emily: It’s funny, because right now it’s been actually a pretty stressful time. It’s so easy as a woman, as a working woman, as a high ranking working woman, to just let the job totally consume you. Most of the time it feels as though it is 24/7!

I’ve found myself at a lot of times, having a hard time not bringing it home with me. When I do, I find that starts to affect my relationship with my partner, my relationship with my friends, and what I’ve really learned to help is meditation. Helping telling myself, it’s okay to turn off for an hour or for the evening when I’m home. It’s important to remind yourself that you are not doing it alone. I don’t have to control every minute of every part of my work.

As a woman too, I like everything to be perfect. Run perfectly by the schedule, and that’s not reality. You know, life happens, hiccups happen, but it’s hard and that’s something that is still a process for me it’s just learning.

What do you do to alleviate some of the pressure and stress?

Emily: When I come home, I make an effort to turn the phone off, you know, put it on “Do Not Disturb”. Even if it’s just for 30 minutes and I take the time to just sit. Things like, if you want to watch Netflix, go get a reflexology for 30-minutes, or place importance on self-care – it all counts.

Do you find it simple to ‘switch-off’?

Emily: I still struggle with this. It’s a tough one because it’s hard to turn off. When you’re working with so many people, be it a high-demanding client, or important deadline – it’s easy to forget to take the time for yourself. If you’re not taking care of yourself, how can you expect to help anyone else? And I think that’s the main thing that I’ve learned throughout my life. If I overwork myself, I’m not doing any good for the company, to my clients, to my staff and my home-life. I have to take care of myself in order to be able to show up for all of them as well.

How do you identify someone that has a problem with stress and burnout?

Emily: For a woman, in particular, you will find they allow children, work and everything else on the list come before themselves. Eventually, it’s going to hit you. You’re going to hit a wall where you just can’t do it anymore. You’ll find they might use alcohol or prescription substances to just cope or to relax.

How do you help someone dealing with stress and burnout?

Emily: When you come to Istana Jiwa, we help you to learn coping mechanisms, where you can still put yourself first. It’s important to know that doesn’t mean being selfish and saying I’m not going to do this because I need to put myself first, but it just means taking care of yourself. All the programs that we provide, offer holistic treatments, therapeutic sessions, opportunities to explore Bali, which lets you regroup and re-learn new coping skills.

So, How Can Istana Jiwa Help?

What we also provide is distance from the problem in an extraordinary environment, a new perspective and ultimately a complete mental, spiritual and physical reset. Personalised one-to-one holistic therapy is considered to be the most effective treatment for substance abusedepression, anxietystress and burnout.

If you or someone you know would like to know more about Istana Jiwa, what we do, the experience you will have or our treatment approach we can help. Schedule a confidential call with one of our treatment team by Simply clicking here to choose your preferred day and time and we will call you then.

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10 Ways to Determine if You Have an Alcohol Problem

Identifying that you or a loved one has a problem with drinking can sometimes be easy, however, it can feel difficult as we don’t want to admit we can see the signs. If you can answer yes to one or more of the below 10 questions, your drinking may already be causing harm to yourself or those around you. Answering yes to more than one of the below symptoms of having an alcohol problem, leads to an urgent need of action and change.

1. Are you more often drinking to excess?

You may find yourself drinking most days, or every day, at inappropriate times or as a mechanism to cope. These are signs of an alcohol problem.

2. Have you tried to cut drinking out of your life and couldn’t?

You think you are drinking too much, so you say you are going to cut down on your drinking. Then you are offered one drink and you find yourself having ten. The more you drink, the more you feel like you wanted to drink and then you wake up the next day not knowing where you went wrong. At Istana Jiwa, we will create a personalized program that includes aftercare to ensure you have the tools to continue your sobriety once you leave our private and confidential one-on-one program.

3. Have you ever chose alcohol over family, friends, work or life?

Are you family, friends, partner or loved ones telling you that they want you to seek help because of your dependency on alcohol. You might notice that you are losing relationships with friends, your quality of work is slipping, and life is starting to spin out of control. If you are frequently calling in sick, cancelling on social engagements and feeling embarrassed as a result of your drinking; this is a sign you have an alcohol problem that needs treatment.

4. Do you feel as though you have lost control over the ability to stop yourself from drinking?

You thought you could just have one, maybe two drinks and found yourself not stopping until you have blacked out. You didn’t have the ability to slow down or stop, no matter how hard you told yourself you could or tried.

5. Do you experience the urge, a strong need or a craving to have a drink?

If you find yourself watching the clock, sneaking away at work or in social situations to have a drink because you are feeling the effects of withdrawal; this is a sign of alcohol dependency that you should seek treatment for.

6. Have you stopped doing regular activities that were your hobbies, of importance or gave you a purpose in order to continue to drink?

If you find yourself feeling disconnected to things you once were a part of, skipping out on your routine activities because you can’t help yourself from drinking no matter how determined you are to resist; this is identified as a drinking problem. You may also find you relationships with friends, partners and family are being strained or becoming violent as a result of drinking.

7. Have you found yourself in a dangerous or compromising situation as a result of drinking?

You may have been caught drink driving, being physically, emotionally, verbally abusive to another person, stealing, swimming whilst under the influence, having unsafe sex, not remembering where you are or how you got there, using machinery or finding yourself in dangerous areas. These are all causes for concern that require treatment for your dependency.

8. Do you find yourself feeling withdrawal symptoms like shaking, sweating, sleep-deprived or nausea?

Withdrawal symptoms can vary from person to person and their severity can impact the response you take. You may have thought you can try to detox alone, however, this can be dangerous as the initial phases of a detox can trigger suppressed feelings of depression, anxiety, emotional and physical trauma, as well as health complications because your body is not familiar with the feeling of being without alcohol. At Istana Jiwa we can make an initial assessment on the detox you require and take appropriate measures to ensure you experience a less threatening, safe and supportive detox under the care of our medical practitioners.

9. Do you find yourself drinking to cope with the pressures of day-to-day life?

Alcohol dependency is sometimes a result of a person’s way of coping with; the death of a loved one, significant health issues, financial or stress-related problems, mental health, sexual abuse, burnout, family pressures, society pressure and more. If you are finding yourself using alcohol as a coping tool, call Istana Jiwa for treatment as this is a sign of an alcohol problem.

10. Does drinking still give you the same feeling of happiness?

You may find yourself chasing the high you once got from drinking or trying to feel a sense of normal. To do this you’ll find you frequently drink larger amounts which chances are forming a level of substance dependency which requires treatment from our team.

Have you answered yes to one of the above questions? Maybe it might have been more than one. If you consider this an issue, please contact us for a confidential discussion with a member of our team. You can call us 24/7 at +61 411 512 512 or email to schedule a meeting with our team.

When we say we are a confidential luxury rehabilitation program, we mean it. All information you provide to Istana Jiwa is kept confidential and will never be shared outside of your personalised program without your prior permission.

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Is it Time to Recalibrate your Life?

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Numbing out to Cope ?

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I went to Istana Jiwa to reset my mind and change the way I was living. Stress had got the better of me, I was partying too hard and I was close to blowing up my career and losing my family. Amazingly I found some like minded souls in the Istana Jiwa team, people who had lived my life in the corporate arena, who understood me and helped me recalibrate my life. I now feel better than ever before, and I even gave up smoking there!
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Are you missing out on your best life because of:

At Istana Jiwa VIP Luxury Rehabilitation service, we are blessed to have a chance to talk to so many executives and industry leaders and find a common thread that runs through our visitors personal stories.

The need to recalibrate and work out what personal power really means in their lives.

If you find yourself achieving your goals and yet still feeling unsatisfied or numb. The hungry ghosts might be calling you to continue to strive, to find that sense of satisfaction that has often been lacking no matter how many targets you hit. The endless cycle of achievement which leads to less and less enjoyment.

Whether it’s Executive Burnout that has brought you to this page today. Or you are trying to figure out if your drug or alcohol use has become unmanageable, or someone you love or respect has been telling you that you might need help.

It just might be the time for you to recalibrate. Find your personal power. Your authentic self-expression.

We are often asked ‘How does visiting a Luxury Private Rehabilitation Service facilitate change? Can your team deliver results? Don’t people have to suffer in order to get #sober?

There is a myth of suffering that surrounds Rehabilitation and Sober Living. Our experience is that radical transformation takes place in a space far from your regular habits, away from your home environment, removed from your usual routine. Taking a time out in your busy life can help you not only gain a perspective that truly gives you a new lease on life, but also brings you back into your personal power.

Finding yourself here now means that you or someone you know probably needs some professional help. Finding your authentic purpose in your hectic life experience with home and work demands can be an impossible task.

If you think the idea of traveling to Bali to do some focused work on your mind, body and soul with an elite team at your service could be the answer to relieve your suffering… we would agree with you.

Transforming that suffering to enhance the real you is what we do here at Istana Jiwa. Your coping mechanisms, bless them… have brought you to this moment. You probably realize that if you keep on as you are these coping strategies might lead to very serious negative consequences, whether professionally or personally.

Is your health suffering from stress and executive burnout, the constant demands you make of yourself professionally?

At Istana Jiwa VIP Luxury Rehabilitation Centre we understand your circumstances, you may not be able to leave behind all of your responsibilities. With an entire team focused exclusively one on one on your needs, we gently guide you towards the goals for your experience with us here in Bali. You can make time to catch up with work commitments as needed, as well as talk to family or your medical team at home.
The only thing you need to do is ask for help.

Our single client immersion allows our hand-picked team to concentrate all its efforts on your success for the best results and lifelong change. Your recovery is enhanced by the tranquility, comfort and harmony of VIP Rehabilitation in Bali with Istana Jiwa. The world’s best Luxury Rehabilitation Service.

Your time in Bali can lead to a profound and enduring change. If you need to create some balance, catch up on self-care, explore your foundational purpose and power, and rebuild healthy habits and energy levels. We urge you to contact us right now. Begin your journey to Emotional Wellness.

Contact us today for a confidential discussion.

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