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The Relationship Between Goals And Burning Out

The Relationship Between Goals And Burning Out

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 into a cycle of stress and negative emotions, hindering your decision-making, breeding a lack of creativity, and eventually making you feel mentally exhausted and burnt out.

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  • Lack of productivity
  • Declining performance
  • Feelings of hopelessness
  • Increased irritability.

  • Chronic fatigue
  • Insomnia
  • Impaired concentration/ forgetfulness
  • Loss of appetite
  • Anxiety
  • Increased illness
  • Physical symptoms
  • Chest pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Dizziness
  • Gastrointestinal pain
  • Depre...

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 unn...

Performing obligations makes you want to do desired activities to compensate, which often leads to failures in self-control and feelings of inadequacy. It’s important to not overwhelm yourself with obligations so you don’t lose control later and incur in inefficiency.

    Emotional exhaustion colors our perception negatively, leading to disengagement and feelings of doubt/distrust. This cynicism demotivates and leads to burnout, as we focus on avoiding losses more than on approaching gains. Cynicism recovery happens by ref...

    • Pessimism
    • Isolation
    • Lack of motivation
    • Loss of enjoyment
    • Detachment
    • Feelings of meaninglessness.

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    Understand your limitations

    Burnout occurs when job demands consistently outweigh the resources available. The first thing you need to do is to set proper limits.

    When you limit your time spent on specific tasks, you give yourself permission to make choices. Instead of fighting perfectionism for example, you le...

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    The traditional definition of burnout

    Burnout can be defined as a combination of exhaustion, cynicism, and inefficiency. People who feel burned out may experience a lack of emotional energy to attend to their work, withdraw from colleagues and customers, and may feel incompetent as a result.

    But not everyone e...

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    Burnout

    According to the World Health Organization (WHO), Burnout is a syndrome resulting from chronic workplace stress that one has failed to manage.

    We may think that burnout, due to work or even otherwise, is something that only happens to othe...

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