Tips against Burnout: Stress away with sports and sex

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The following eight strategies contain the essential measures by which anyone can take immediate active prevention against job stress. Away from the Aufschieberitis to more sports - and sex!

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Dr. Matthias HW Braun 36Dr. jur. Matthias HW Braun is a registered lawyer and independent mental trainer and coach.


Always stay in the here and now!

Even if you bounce between tasks, you always remain mindful of the one task you are doing NOW. You're going to see. And you will feel better and no longer rushed by their duties.

But there are other tips: For example, do not postpone things, but work away. Take breaks and do sports - and have sex.

10 Tips against Burnout

  1. Take every opportunity for physical activity: Not only from a health perspective, you should treat your body to stairs instead of the lift. Movement stimulates the circulation of the brain, so that synapses are increasingly formed, as a study by the Cologne Sporthochschule shows: Nordic walking in this discipline loosely breaks every brain jogging program. My tip: Design your workplace so that you have to get up again and again, in order to achieve certain things, because every movement builds stress!
  2. Stay initiative: Don't give the "defermentitis" a chance: Get rid of unpleasant tasks or conversations quickly. Otherwise, resentment about your own behavior grows every hour. Solve the most unpleasant tasks immediately - and reward yourself for it! For example with a consciously spent break!
  3. Delegate - if you can: Hand over one or two tasks to employees, even if you think you can do everything better yourself. You may have to explain and improve a lot at the beginning, but in the end the strategy pays off. You gain freedom, time and, above all, an overview of the really important things! I know it doesn't always work ... see above.
  4. Take breaks: Miracles can work for a few seconds: open your office window and take a deep breath three times. This breaks the stress spiral. Such “unproductive” moments are not a waste of time, but are important for regeneration. And didn't you get the best ideas in these moments?
  5. Here and now! You feel stressed when your thoughts always revolve around what still has to be done. Keep your mind on the task you are working on NOW. Work through all tasks as if they were pearls on a chain and focus your attention exclusively on the current “pearl”. The advantages are that you get on with your work faster, the stress decreases.
  6. Clean up: Prioritize and divide your tasks into essential, important and trivial. And learn to say no to both others and yourself - throw the trivial tasks in the filing “P”. Otherwise, you will continue to be overwhelmed with work - and will not get rid of your problems. My tip for the “brave”: postpone all of them after your vacation eMails in tray “P” instead of reading and answering it. And notice what happens. Probably nothing ...
  7. Please switch! Try to make it a habit to switch: For example, when you leave the job, cross a virtual line. Once you've passed that, work and all thoughts on it are ticked off - until you cross the line the next time. So you leave the “old” field behind when you switch to a different environment.
  8. Less work, more sex! An investigation by the University of Göttingen has shown that about one in three men with an unsatisfying love life in work falls into work. This leaves the sex frustration forgotten, but creates for itself a lot of stress, which in turn has a negative impact on the partnership. Break through this devil circle, dedicate yourself to your relationship!


Now you have an overview of what you can do to prevent burnout. Find out more in the other parts of our series!

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  1. Maykay

    So sports can also cause stress when you compete or set goals that you can not reach. I go jogging for some time and enjoy the fresh air and the beautiful nature, without pressure :)

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  7. Martin Schneider

    These are general and usually not a bit practical. It is played with the term burnout. Blah.

    • Simone Janson

      Hello Mr. Schneider,
      but their criticism is also a commonplace - right? You could, for example, write constructively what exactly you would have expected. But with 25.000 readers, how can you give a specific tip to each individual case? It's just general. In special cases, only advice can really help.
      Apart from that, I find the tips, even if not new, very apt: Taking breaks, tidying up, etc. sounds so easy, is precisely why it is rarely taken to heart and yet - also from my own experience - very effective. At least in the pre-burnout stage, which is what this is about.
      I am looking forward to further suggestions.
      Simone Janson

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