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Burnout prevention

If every day feels like a bad day; you’re exhausted all the time; and you feel like nothing you do makes any difference, you may be on the road to burnout. Burnout is a state of emotional, physical, and mental exhaustion caused by excessive, and prolonged stress. Burnout can have several causes. For example work-related causes, lifestyle causes, or personality traits. But there are several things that you can do to prevent burnout. The Wim Hof Method provides techniques and exercises which can help you to get your mental and physical energy back, and recover from burnout. Learn more about the Wim Hof Method with our free Wim Hof Method Mini class.

How to prevent a burnout

When you are close to a burnout, it is important to act. You have a lot more control over your stress than you may think. There are some positive steps you can take to reduce your stress. Talking with a good listener and seeking distraction can help you to relieve stress and calm down your nervous system.

Reaching out to others
Reaching out to others is one of the most important things to do when you experience symptoms related to burnout. Open up to people that are close to you, such as your partner, family, colleagues, and friends. Do not be afraid to tell them about your problems. Your loved ones will be flattered that you trust them and feel confident with them. It will also strengthen the bond you share. Try to enjoy the time you spend with your friends and family, and try to derive some positive feelings from it.

Limit negative things
To feel more positivity in your life, it is important to eliminate negative things. Try to limit hanging out with negative-minded people, because they will drag you down in their negative thoughts. Stop doing the type of things that make you feel down. Focus on the positive things in your life.

In order to prevent burnout it is important to find a (new) balance in your life. Search for things and people that give you positive energy. Focus on the things in life that bring you joy!

Prevent a burnout

Prevent burnout with the Wim Hof Method

The ‘Iceman’ Wim Hof has developed his own method to deal with extreme circumstances, for example extreme cold. Wim’s method enables you to perform at your best every day. The combination of breathing exercises, meditation, and exposure to cold has a significant positive effect on the body and mind. This will help you to keep a healthy mind and prevent burnout. With the Wim Hof Method, you will become a stronger, happier, and healthier person within weeks!

Practice the Wim Hof Method


Do you want to practice the Wim Hof Method? You can practice the Wim Hof Method within the comforts of your own home. Our Fundamentals course is a series of videos in which Wim Hof himself teaches you all about the Wim Hof Method. Our step-by-step videos are easy to follow and will help you to relieve stress and prevent burnout. The video course is available in English, with subtitles in Spanish, Dutch, German, and French.

The three pillars


As mentioned above, the Wim Hof Method is built on three pillars, which are exposure to cold, breathing exercises, and commitment. When you combine these three pillars, you will notice that you live a lot healthier and happier. That is why the Wim Hof Method can help you to prevent burnout. Many scientifically underpinned studies have shown the positive effects of the Wim Hof Method on people’s mental health and physical strength. Already many thousands of participants have experienced its health benefits. Wait no longer and start your journey today!

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Wim Hof Method is assesed on average with an 9.5 out of 10 based on 2147 experiences written by participants

Tineke, Testimonial Wim Hof
Tineke, The Netherlands
I have severe arthritis in my left hip. By implementing the Wim Hof Method in my daily life, I can deal with this without getting surgery. I love Wim’s purity. His coaching inspires me and gives me energy. I’m almost 66 years old and by practicing the Wim Hof Method I feel much more...
Albert, Testimonial Wim Hof
Albert, The Netherlands
For 12 years now I have had rheumatism. Thanks to the Wim Hof Method I have been able to halve the amount of anti-inflammatory drugs. My goal is to completely stop the use of anti-inflammatory drugs after finishing the video course.
Aivar, Testimonial Wim Hof
Aivar, Estonia
I am 52 years old, and after 10 weeks of the Wim Hof Method I am in the best shape I have ever been. I did 30 push-ups as a test before I started the course, and when I finished I did 100 push-ups for the first time in my life. The Wim Hof Method gives you a good mood, it’s addictive!
Monic, Testimonial Wim Hof
Monic, The Netherlands
It’s only been 4 weeks since I started, but the results are remarkable! Thank you from the heart for changing my life, my health, and my understanding about my own power and the influence I have on this. I’m looking forward to a nice cold winter in the Netherlands.
Mino, Testimonial Wim Hof
Mino, Germany
Learning Wim’s method is like studying from one of nature’s best students. My life long fear of cold is history. I now fully enjoy cold immersions, but the benefits are not limited to cold. I am now a better person and a happier being. I smile when facing life challenges.
Gregor Testimonial Wim Hof
Gregor
After 8 months of daily Hoffing, puffing and cold showers I can claim to be cured of my 5 year burnout. Not having had a single cold or flu, my sore knee is working perfectly again, which was very painful the last 2 years. It is like a miracle, and I’m really grateful that our paths crossed.
Franco, Testimonial Wim Hof
Franco, USA
Wim I hope to train with you someday. I love to jump into that cold water and climb that mountain with you. Your method has truly helped me with psoriatic arthritis. I am no longer taking Humira injections for my symptoms. I am controlling it with breathing, cold showers and ice baths.
Matthew, Testimonial Wim Hof
Matthew, Australia
I would have paid $10,000 for this, but that would not be enough because this has changed my life. I feel like I have taken Valium yet am supercharged. As a clinical psychologist my days can be very stressful. There is a stillness inside me now, and what I am really amazed by is the peace lasts.
Per Kristian, Testimonial Wim Hof
Per Kristian, United Kingdom
After 3 weeks of daily practicing my medication (Naproxen) for long-standing sciatica has been cut by 80%, and my arm pain and 'pins and needles' following a neck injury 50 years ago has been halved!
Arthur, Testimonial Wim Hof
Arthur, USA
I got anxiety 2+ years ago, and have had panic attacks every day since. Medicine helped a little. I came across your videos and started to walk my 2 miles a day in only a t-shirt at 20F degrees. Within 2 weeks my anxiety went away! I found it to be a miracle.
James, Testimonial Wim Hof
James, USA
I’ve had astonishing results battling addiction with the Wim Hof Method. It has saved my life and is the only thing that worked on getting clean and healthy. I go ahead and get my suffering over with in the cold showers, so I don't have to suffer throughout the day. Pretty good trade to...
Georg, Testimonial Wim Hof
Georg, Germany
Cardiac and respiratory arrest began my life. Heart defect and cleft palate pushed diseases. Depression, lack of self-efficacy, and post traumatic stress disorder followed. The Wim Hof Method frees me: I am twenty-nine years old, and I love to live. Thank you!
Grant, Testimonial Wim Hof
Grant, Australia
I was born with Spina Bifida, and was told I would end up in a wheelchair. After incorporating the Wim Hof Method into my daily life I have begun to see results in my pain levels and athleticism. I am no longer looking down the barrel of becoming a paraplegic, and I attribute that in part to the...
Raúl, Testimonial Wim Hof
Raúl, The Netherlands
From the 90s to 2012 I developed hayfever symptoms and had to take daily medications in order to cope. The effect of these medications only lasted for several hours. By using the Wim Hof Method training daily, my body has conquered hayfever symptoms since 2013.
Benjamin Testimonial Wim Hof
Benjamin
I started the Wim Hof method in October of 2018, and now the holes I had in my brain are gone. My neurosurgeon was so impressed by the scans that he told me I don't have to come back anymore. I take this as proof that this method works to regenerate brain tissue.