Identify your red flags

You may be on the road to burnout if….

  • Every day is a bad day
  • Caring about your home or work life seems like a waste of energy
  • You feel exhausted all the time
  • A majority of your day is spent on tasks you find dull or overwhelming
  • You feel like nothing you do makes a difference or is appreciated

Resources on burnout

Monitor your Red Flags

If you can relate to stress and burnout, you are not alone. There are many strategies you can use to prevent and treat burnout. These suggestions should not replace care from licensed medical professionals (your primary care and/or mental health provider).

AAFP Framework for Linking Cultural Norms in Healthcare with Burnout Factors and Potential Interventions (modified)
Positive Value Negative Potential Burnout Factors Potential Mental Training Interventions
Service Deprivation Compassion fatigue, entitlement Appreciation and gratitude
Excellence Invincibility Emotional exhaustion

Mindful self-compassion

Refuting irrational thoughts

Professional competence Omnipotence Ineffectiveness, cynicism

Self-awareness

Generous listening

Compassion Isolation Depersonalization

Connection and community

Silence and reflection as energizing

Learn more about the Framework

This page was last modified on August 30, 2018