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Burnout recovery

Burnout is a condition without a clear definition. However, it is characterized by symptoms that are closely related to clinical depression. People who experience burnout report that they feel listless, exhausted, and constantly stressed. Because a lot of people struggle with their work-life balance on a daily basis, burnout is a condition that affects an increasingly greater percentage of the population. A full recovery from burnout can take months and sometimes even years. But there are numerous things that you can do to cope with burnout. The Wim Hof Method provides techniques that can help you get a grip on your daily struggles, reset your nervous system, and provide you with the energy needed to recover from burnout.

Natural ways to recover from burnout

Especially since there is no official diagnosis for burnout, a whole range of symptoms is identified with this particular condition. The bulk of these symptoms fit into three categories: exhaustion, alienation from everyday activities, and reduced performance. People who suffer from burnout often find it hard to concentrate, lack creativity, and are feeling tired all the time. Luckily, there are a number of activities that you can undertake by yourself to cope with burnout and the related symptoms.

Gentle exercise. When you are experiencing burnout, chances are that you feel tired and find it hard to do anything. However, gentle exercise can go a long way while having to cope with burnout. It relieves stress and is healthy for your brain. Don’t overdo it, as rigorous exercise can make you feel more tired than before.

Get enough sleep. Usually, people who suffer from burnout have not been listening to their bodies for a prolonged period of time. Because they were busy, their general health has not been a priority. Therefore, you have to take matters into your own hands and focus on the basics. Start by making sure that you get enough rest and quality sleep. You will need your energy to get you through the day.

Manage your stress levels. People who are overworked and who feel undervalued are more likely to experience high levels of stress. In addition, chronic stress can have a detrimental effect on the production of several important hormones. For example, chronic stress can drain levels of cortisol, which is an important hormone for feeling awake and alert. Therefore, proper stress management is vital for burnout recovery.

Seek social support. When you feel weak and can’t perform daily tasks at the level that you are used to, there is a natural tendency to withdraw and feel ashamed. However, seeking support from others can be of great help while coping with burnout. You will learn that others have had similar problems in the past, and just talking to somebody who listens can relieve stress related to burnout.

Recover From Burnout

Burnout recovery with the Wim Hof Method

Wim Hof is known for his incredible achievements, including more than 20 Guinness World Records. Over time, he has developed his own method to deal with ‘cold hard nature’. His Wim Hof Method enables him and others to perform at their best every day. The Wim Hof Method is a combination of breathing exercises, meditation, and exposure to cold that have significant positive effects on body and mind. Scientists have found evidence that practitioners of the Wim Hof Method are able to voluntarily influence their nervous system— something that was previously thought to be impossible. It can be a strong tool to help you cope with stress and other factors that are negatively related to burnout. With the help of the Wim Hof Method you can become a stronger, healthier and happier individual within weeks.

Practice the Wim Hof Method

The Wim Hof Method is comprised of simple exercises that you can practice from within the comfort of your home. You can subscribe to our Fundamentals video course and start your own journey today. With the help of interactive video clips, Wim and his skilled yoga trainer will teach you all there is to know about the Wim Hof Method. Hundreds of thousands of people all over the world are all ready benefitting from Wim’s method, including athletes and celebrities who live very demanding lives. Want to try out the method before subscribing? Download the Wim Hof Method app.

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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
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
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.

The three pillars

The foundation of the Wim Hof Method is built on three important pillars. These are: breathing exercises, exposure to cold, and commitment. When combined, they have a powerful effect on both your mind and your body. Reported benefits of the Wim Hof Method include better sleep, faster recovery from physical exercise, relief from symptoms related to numerous autoimmune diseases,and increased energy. It may come as no surprise that sufferers from burnout can benefit greatly from the Wim Hof Method.
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