Is Self-Sabotage Burning You Out?
Almost half of the workplace employees suffer from burnout, mainly due to strict demands of the organization, constant uncertainty, changing rules and unfair policies.
Even the ones who are able to cope with this have their own defence mechanisms and eventually some other area of their lives starts to suffer.
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