Extinguishing Burnout with Behavioral Scientists

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Vendor Spotlight: Fabulous at Work

We’re all familiar with the term ‘burnout’, the emotional, physical and mental exhaustion that is caused by an overwhelming amount of stress. According to the World Health Organization, burnout results from chronic [work-related] stress, with symptoms characterized by “feelings of energy depletion or exhaustion; increased mental distance from one’s job, or feelings of negativism related to one’s job; and reduced professional efficacy.”  Between high-demand jobs and home responsibilities and overall busy personal lives, it’s not surprising that burnout is on the rise.

So how can we combat burnout? Fabulous, a company that uses behavioral science to help people make smart changes and build healthy habits, believes that the antidote of burnout is selfcare, and that our burnout is a result of not scheduling in, and prioritizing, the time to do things that help us recharge and in turn remain resilient. We have so many tasks pulling us in different directions and competing for our attention, we often find ourselves using any free time we have for things that bring us farther away from our priorities and core values, and deeper into burnout. Self-care doesn’t have to be fancy, and over-complication of self-care can be a major deterrent to practicing it, as can simply not even being aware of how you’re feeling at all. Instead, we can bring it back to basics. Fabulous can help your employees simplify self-care and prevent or recover from burnout by helping them build healthier habits into their day, just a few moments at a time. Think of Fabulous as your health coach that enables you to live your best life by teaching you how to create morning, afternoon and nightly rituals that propel you towards your goals.

Fabulous was born in Duke University’s Center for Advanced Hindsight led by world-renowned Behavioral Economics Professor Dan Ariely. Their award-winning app is built by behavioral economists and has helped 22+ million people make lasting improvements to their personal and professional lives through the power of routine. Fabulous for Work is designed to establish a culture of healthy productivity across your company and will empower every individual to bring their most vibrant, resilient and productive selves to work. They use the proven behavioral science methods of the Peak of Flow (left) to understand why people behave the way they do, and provide solutions to help them follow through on their good intentions.

The  Fabulous technology is built on the basis that healthy routines are the foundation for growth, a positive mindset takes constant practice and that feeling connected to the people in your life, including your coworkers, makes life, and work, more enjoyable. 

The team at Fabulous works closely with researchers based at Duke University and their advisor is Dan Ariely, author of NYT bestseller Predictably Irrational. Fabulous has been featured on lifehacker, The New York Times, healthline, SELF, Forbes, girlboss and WIRED.

With insights from Fabulous, you’ll know how your team is doing with scores for key areas of wellbeing and engagement, get updates designed to help you focus in on what employees care about most, and teach your team how to get the most out of their time all while boosting motivation and engagement.

Want to learn more? Contact Fabulous at business@thefabulous.co

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