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Burnout vs boreout: how to find meaning in our work

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Burnout is related to what we can't control

Burnout, the condition when work makes us mentally, emotionally and physically drained, is not necessarily due to working long, stressful hours.

Burnout is not an issue with people working on their own startup or doing things they love, as they are not dancing to the tune ...

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Imposter syndrome

The Imposter syndrome is when a person has a nagging feeling that he or she is not capable or suitable for the job role, and is not as smart or talented as assumed by his or her peers and bosses.

It morphs into the anxiety of being ‘caught’ and the person ends up pushing hard to p...

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Boreout results from the sameness, and the monotonous routine of the job, making the worker feel empty, mentally exhausted, sad and demotivated.

Though it is okay to be bored once in a while, the continuous feeling or irritation, cynicism and worthlessness can lead to depr...

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Burnout happens when you are overstimulated, and boreout when you are understimulated.

In both cases, the way we are stimulated is wrong and doesn’t result in a sense of purpose.

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  1. Alignment: See if the work you do is aligned with your goals and values.
  2. Brainstorm: Sit with a friend or a trusted peer at the office to come up with solutions to find meaning and purpose at work.
  3. Experiment: Start with s...

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