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Burnout, Mental Health or Just a Bad Day

Association leaders need to know the difference

Burnout, burnout, burnout: People are talking about it on a scale not seen before. But while burnout means a very specific thing—a long-term loss of enthusiasm and energy that leads to lower performance—it can easily be confused with other conditions. A bad day can mimic burnout, as can mental health conditions such as depression, but they are distinct. Association leaders need to know the difference to most effectively support their teams.

“There’s a difference between getting sick of doing something and being exhausted at the end of the day, and the actual medical condition of burnout,” said Joe Robinson, a work-life balance expert and stress management professional.

Use these insights from Robinson to distinguish between burnout, bad days and mental health struggles.

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