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The main reason for being burnout isn’t necessarily being overworked. It can also come from being under-challenged.
Burnout is chronic workplace stress that can result in feelings of being drained and being increasingly disengaged and cynical about your work.
When people split their week up and start thinking of work as bad and the weekend as all good, that contributes to the problem.
Bring your weekend into your week, and find engagement elsewhere: if that's when you connect with friends and family, find a way to make it a part of your workdays as well. Also, choose to engage during your free days with activities such as volunteering, arts or even starting a side hustle.
Constantly complaining about your terrible colleagues and your boss on the weekend can feel like a stress release in the moment, but in the long-run, this rumination can make you feel even worse.
Gain self-awareness and reframe your thinking. “What can I do about this?” or "How can I learn from this going forward?" are good questions to use.
When you’re experiencing burnout, your tunnel vision of work, work, work can lead to trouble engaging in the world outside of it on the weekends.
Be intentional. This doesn’t mean you can’t relax on your couch and watch movies, but be thoughtful about this plan.
When your phone is nearby, you may find yourself checking email apps and work notifications mindlessly to check in.
First, recognize where this need to be available may be coming from. Then create boundaries about when you’re available, and share those expectations. Even if you need to be reachable, you can be intentional about how much work you allow to take up your weekend.
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If your only friends are your friends at work, it'll be more challenging to avoid work on evenings and weekends. If you do have coworkers as close friends, consider setting some boundaries around work talk.
Try to avoid getting drawn into office drama, as it will increase the time you spend talking and thinking about work.
Speak up when your workload is too much. Tell your boss if you are stretched too thin or when you regularly work too many hours. Talk about what you can reasonably get done in a week.
Also, don't say yes to everything. If you have a hard time saying no, don't respond immediately. Instead say, "Let me get back to you", or, "Let me think about that."
Burnout is job-induced depression.
When you suffer from burnout,
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When you blame someone, you take any responsibility off of yourself and put it on them.
It’s understandable that you want to express your dissatisfaction with something. But sometimes you need to express it in order to find a solution, not to point singers.
Complaining is exhausting because it puts pressure on the other person.
Complaining often results in the other person feeling as if they should somehow “fix” the problem or else just get away from the complaining.