The first step to recovering from burnout is to recognize and acknowledge that you are suffering from this problem. This can be a real challenge as physicians tend to try and “tough it out” and are notoriously poor at self-care, particularly in the realm of their own mental health. Perfectionist tendencies that helped us achieve career success also place us at risk as we frequently loathe seeking the help that we need to get through burnout. Although we are often embarrassed or afraid to ask for it, help is out there. You are not alone!