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Feeling burned out at work? Here's how you can take back your life.
If you're reading this, you probably already know that you need to adopt better work-life boundaries. Perhaps you feel like your brain is constantly on fire with thoughts about work and you're beginning to suspect there's a better way to live.

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The signs of burnout

  • You dread going to work in the morning.
  • You show up late or find reasons to leave early.
  • You feel bored or don’t want to engage with the work when you’re there.
  • You’re ...

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Find friends outside of work

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 boundari...

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Speak up

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, ...

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Log off

  • Use separate apps for work email and personal email so you don't accidentally look at work emails on your weekends.
  • Move your email app into a harder-to-access folder so ...

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Consider leaving

If the nature of your industry is causing daily stress or you're putting in 80-hour weeks, and you still can't manage to complete your work, it might be worthwhile to change companies or careers. A...

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Say yes

After a productive and long day of work, remember to say yes to the activities that contribute to your overall well-being.

Eat something nourishing, move your body, do something relaxing to m...

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Find a Support System

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Redefine Success

Reconsider how you define success. Workaholics are always aiming to get ahead. But you also need to draw a boundary line that shows respect for your family life, and your physical and spiritual well-being.

Refocus Your Attention

After you have redefined success, consider how you want to invest your time and energy. 

There will always be more work to be done, but make a choice to spend your time elsewhere: with family, friends, or in your community. And when you spend time with your family or friends, do so with undivided attention.

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