Are You Suffering from Job Burnout?
- Do you dread going to work?
- Do you feel sad or depressed on a Sunday?
- Do you regularly feel exhausted at work?
- Do you find yourself getting bored at work?
- Do you find yourself hating things that you used to enjoy?
- Do you find yourself criticizing your job, boss, or place of work?
- Do you find yourself annoyed by your co-workers?
- Is your personal life being affected by your feelings about work?
- Do you find yourself envious of people who are happy at their job?
- Do you now care less than you before about doing a good job?
Reasons for Job Burnout
- Tedious jobs
- Difficult jobs or bosses
- No recognition for what you do.
- Changes at work (such as restructuring or new management)
- Changes in your life, such as your interests, goals, or values.
- Not having your skills and abilities used at work.
Fixing / Avoiding Job Burnout
- Make changes. You might need to change your job or even your career. You may consider taking some time off and travel.
- Take care of your body: Eat healthy food and drink water. Avoid sugar, junk food, and caffeine. Get enough sleep and go to the doctor for annual exams.
- Take time out: Do something that you enjoy, whether it’s reading a book, going shopping, out to a movie, for a walk in the part, or just doing nothing. Travelling around the world is also possible, especially now with budget travel options.
- Make goals: List what you want to accomplish both professionally and personally. Take steps to reach those goals.
- Talk to people: This is a great way to relax or vent.
- Know your strengths and weaknesses: It will make your job easier.
- Spend time with friends and family: Invest in your friendships and relationships.
- Learn more about job burnout and how to overcome it.
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