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3 Tips To Avoid Burnout

15 Oct

Burnout is a real and quite damaging condition. Once you find yourself suffering from burnout, it can be difficult to turn your life around. This is why it is necessary to take steps to try and avoid burnout.

Set Boundaries

No matter what your profession may be, it’s important to have boundaries. You can’t be available around the clock; this is simply impossible. So, to prevent burnout, it’s critical to establish boundaries of times you will not be available. This means that you won’t be in the office or available by phone or email during these times. If you are in a management position, it might help to post these hours somewhere or adjust your email auto-reply, so people know you will answer as soon as you are available.  

Have A Work-Life Balance

Besides just setting boundaries, you need to have time to do things that aren’t workplace-related. This means you have time for your hobbies, your family, and just doing what you love. This doesn’t have to be complicated, and it could be as simple as taking one afternoon a week to go for a walk in your favorite park. Whatever it may be, it needs to be something you want to do, and you need to put your foot down if work ever tries to interfere with your time.

Put Yourself First

Whatever could be going on at your job, if you start not to feel well or feel overwhelmed, you need to put yourself first. This means that, even if your group just started a new project, if you need a mental health day, you take one. You will be no use to your group if you begin to feel burnout and your mental abilities begin to deteriorate.

Putting yourself first is especially important when you start to feel the symptoms of an illness. Although it may be tempting to say it’s just a cold and go to work anyways, this will only make you feel worse and put yourself closer to burnout. Stay home and rest instead.

Overall, in this day and age, it may seem difficult to avoid the condition of burnout. But you can—as long as you remember to set boundaries, have a work-life balance, and put yourself first. And if you follow these tips, not only will you avoid the damages of burnout, but you’ll also go through life feeling less stressed as well.

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5 Signs You Are Heading For Burnout

12 Oct

Are you worried that you may be facing an imminent burnout in your life? You may be on your way to burnout and push the symptoms to the back of your mind or ignore them. Below are five signs that burnout may be coming soon if you don’t make some changes to your life.

1. YOU ARE CHRONICALLY TIRED

This goes far beyond just needing a nap or an extra hour of sleep. Chronic exhaustion means you are tired all the time, even after waking up from what felt like a great night of sleep. Chronic exhaustion may leave you feeling achy and other types of physical pain as well.

2. YOU ARE GETTING SICK MORE FREQUENTLY

When you are chronically stressed and exhausted, your immune system will suffer, and you may find that you are battling more colds than you used to. You may also notice that you frequently have other illness symptoms such as headaches, stomach aches, and even heart palpitations.

3. FEELING LIKE YOU HAVE “CHECKED OUT”

Do you hear people talking, but you can’t seem to find the energy to listen to them? A major sign of burnout is that you are just out of energy and can’t even bring yourself to care about a task that should be easy.

4. FEELING INEFFICIENT

If you feel like no matter what you do, it’s never enough, and you will never get caught up, this is a sure sign of burnout. You feel inefficient because you are low on energy and are starting to lose your passion for trying. Because you can’t seem to complete anything, your confidence will plummet, and you’ll feel that there is simply no way you can ever be efficient again.

5. ALWAYS BEING CYNICAL

Do things that used to make you happy now seem to make you angry? If you find yourself feeling oddly cynical and angry at the people around you, even if they haven’t done anything to upset you, this is a sign a burnout is surely on the horizon.

If you notice any of the above signs in your life, it’s time to get help as it’s likely you are headed for burnout. And once you get trapped in the cycle of burnout, it can be difficult to escape. So, don’t delay, and help yourself prevent your pending burnout today.

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