7 Ways to Get From Burnout to Balance
Our phones can be some of the best tools out there, but only if we keep them solidly in that “tools” category of our lives and not make them an obsession.
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Many of us are working longer hours than we should be just because we are wasting time on low-value activities.
Track your time for a few days to identify your distractors and the low-...
Having an active social life is crucial to your health. People who isolate themselves from others could increase their risk of death by about 50 percent.
If you have a busy life, schedule recurring social activities with your closest friends, monthly. Plan your work schedule around your social calendar instead of the other way around.
The key to finding the balance between work and health is learning how to cope with stress.
Get in the habit of stepping away from the stressful situation for a few moments to calm down and collect your thoughts: step away from the computer or spend a few minutes walking outside.
To-do lists can help perfectionists move past our paralysis. They may find making a list to be a reassuring guide to their day.
But there's also a risk: to-do lists can backfire i...
... into manageable tasks.
This way, you're armed with a set of concrete actions to take rather a vague cloud of high expectations.
... rather than all subsequent steps.
Focusing only on the next action gives you permission to work on something even if you don’t have it all figured out—which is crucial to completing tasks that in the past have left you paralyzed.
Effective goal-setting underlies the fundamental aspect of your motivation and keeps stressful situations at bay.
If you don’t set goals in positive, attainable ways, you may fall i...
As losing resources is more likely to cause burnout than gaining resources is to mitigate it, dealing with the negative aspects is more beneficial than using positive “band-aid” fixes. You want to drive down uncertainty and inefficiency to ensure that you aren’t doing unnecessary tasks and minimize your emotional exhaustion. To do that: