Burnout: A Serious Problem

  • In 2019, WHO(the World Health Organization) recognized burnout as a bona fide occupational hazard.
  • In 2020, seven out of ten workers experienced burnout symptoms.

If we choose our work demands over spending time with loved ones, self-care and meaningful breaks, we are neglecting ourselves and will suffer down the line.

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Battle Burnout with This Acronym

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Burnout: The Definition

Burnout is a consequence of chronic workplace stress due to exhaustion, energy depletion, increased cynicism about the profile and professional unproductivity. It is not an individual problem, but an organizational concern.

An employee feels burnt out when there is constant pressure to perform more alongside chronic job insecurity. Personal needs take a backseat due to the fear of disappointing the boss or colleagues.

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  1. Evaluate: Objectively assess the facts of the request.
  2. My Story: Remove false assumptions based on our own fears and anxieties.
  3. Priorities: Consider how the task aligns with our responsibilities, the company’s goals and personal needs.
  4. Opportunities: What we gain from the request, and how it advances our career.
  5. Who: The status of the person asking for the favour/request/work.
  6. Expectations: Clarifying the person’s expectations and align them with your own.
  7. Real: We all get the same number of hours in a day, and need to get real about the implications of our decision.

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If we are pushed by our bosses or peers to give our time or energy beyond what’s acceptable, we need to make a decision based on the E.M.P.O.W.E.R. acronym, which distills the problem and makes us look at all angles and directions.

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Adding value to an organization requires people to be generous to others. Givers help people connect, sponsor promising ideas, share their knowledge with others without a hitch, and even volunteer to do work that requires time and effort.

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There's a high price for continually saying yes to the thing you just don't want to do.

When your top priority is to be liked all the time, you suppress and repress who you are. The good news is that it is a habit you can change.

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You're asked to do something, and you feel you should say no. However, if you say no, you'll be resented, so you are tempted to say yes. If you say yes, you're going to be frustrated with yourself and angry with them.

Research shows this cycle of awful feelings does damage to your relationships.

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