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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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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.
Making progress is the most important thing to boost emotions, motivation, and perceptions during a workday. Yet, it’s not just making progress that makes us feel better but celebrating it as well.
A positive work environment relies on transparent and open communications. And when you’re coming back from burnout, it’s important to be as transparent and open as possible.
Helping others is a common source of satisfaction and happiness at work. This indicates that a positive work environment doesn’t come from salary or perks but from purpose.
A common symptom (and cause) of burnout is a disconnect between what drew you to that position and the realities of the work. There are 3 ways you can regain the engagement you once felt in your job:
A major cause of burnout is feeling like you don’t control your day. Your locus of control is internal if you think you are in control of what happens to you, and external if you think otherwise.
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