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Tips From Job Burnout Survivors: How To Heal From An Overachiever Attitude

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Tips From Job Burnout Survivors: How To Heal From An Overachiever Attitude
You're in back-to-back meetings all day. You and your team talk about all the exciting projects you'll work on. But when you finally have time to put your head down to actually do the work, it's late in the evening after you've managed to scarf down some mac&cheese and successfully avoided exercising for the 5th week in a row.

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Approaching Burnout At Work

Approaching Burnout At Work

Feeling and identifying the signs of job burnout is a powerful way to arm yourself with the strategies and resources needed to prevent it from bringing you down. So if it’s time to...

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Routines Against Burnout

Strong morning and nighttime routines increase your productivity levels, ability to focus, and improve your overall mental and physical health. Your routines can include a healthy ...

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Burnout Is An Emotional Exhaustion

It’s a syndrome that results from an extreme accumulation of improperly managed workplace stress that can lead to physical, mental, and social consequences.

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From Burnout To Quitting

When a person tends to always be “on, ” they become more likely to burnout. Many push themselves to the point of depression, exhaustion, and helplessness by working countless hours.

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Common Burnout Symptoms

  • Being cynical and critical at work
  • Being irritable or impatient with co-workers, customers, or clients
  • Lack of energy to be consistently productive
  • Extreme diff...

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Addressing Burnout

To prevent a future burnout, when searching for a new position, consider the following:

  • Most countries have legal mechanisms that allow for at least unpaid leave.
  • Many comp...

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Burnout Prevention Strategies

  • Use balance and prioritization in your workday.
  • Watch yourself for burnout indicators. If you’re close to it, reevaluate your working habits.
  • Set clear boundaries.
  • ...

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What burnout is

Burnout can be broken down into three parts:

  • Exhaustion: it could lead you to be easily upset, have trouble sleeping, get sick more often, and struggle to concentrate.

What Causes Burnout

6 components of the workplace environment that can contribute to burnout:

  • Workload
  • Control
  • Reward
  • Community
  • Fairness
  • Values. 

We end up with burnout when one or more of these areas of our work don’t match our needs.

The Risks of Burnout

Chronic psychosocial stress that’s common in people suffering from burnout can impair personal and social functioning as well as overwhelming your cognitive skills and neuroendocrine systems. 

Over time the effects of burnout can lead to memory, attention, and emotional problems.

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The Rush of Motivation

During the first week of the new year, there is a rush of motivated people who want to achieve their respective self-improvement goals. But then all this rush always tapers off, with only about 8 %...

Procrastinating

Procrastination, or the way we let pending tasks linger on, just avoiding them, is one of the main reasons our goals don't materialize.

The longer any work is avoided the harder it becomes to eventually do it.

Like dishes piling up in the kitchen sink, they get harder and harder to do as the load increases.

Fear as the Cause of Inaction

Fear causes us to procrastinate. It can be:

  • Fear of change
  • Fear of leaving our comfort zone
  • Fear of the unknown
  • Fear of failure
  • Fear of what other people would think of us

We justify these fears by imaginary different reasons, but the root cause is not related to our invented reasons, it is our inherent fear.

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The Effects Of Burnout

The Effects Of Burnout

One of the worst things burnout does is to take away the pleasure you once had in your work. And even after recovering you might not recapture the same enthusiasm you once had.

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What Makes a Job Satisfying

  • Engagement
  • Benefitting other people
  • Work you’re good at (and feel valued for)
  • Flexibility and control
  • Chances for meaningful collaboration.

Work As Identity

Work is seen as a source of income and a source of identity. This increases the likelihood of burnout, as it makes a failure in one mean a failure in both.

Blurring the lines between personal and professional life leads us to chase unrealistic deadlines, take on overwhelming workloads, and bring work into all other parts of our lives.

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