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Many of us sacrifice our family time, exercise and of course sleep to be able to work to the max, as it makes us feel engaged and ‘worthy’.
This trap can be broken by introspection and then setting boundaries, paying more attention to your hobbies, and family matters. Work-life balance is all the more important now, when our work, home, personal life and everything else is mixed up.
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Some people appear immune to workplace burnout, due to their having a different response towards stress. Many of these burnout ‘survivors’ are actually getting into various self-sabotage traps. These traps can be handled by two important emotional intelligence skills:
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 liv...
Mindfulness and meditation practice helps us take care of our mind and make it de-stressed. One should be aware of one’s thoughts, feelings and behaviours, checking if anything is out of control.
Leaders and managers must listen to the employee and take concrete steps to ensure that they d...
Many of us put extra pressure on ourselves while starting a new role, and have feelings of insecurity or not being qualified for our job. We risk overworking and run a huge risk of burnout.
We can help ourselves from this trap by positive self-talk and an affirmative mindset.
Many people overextend themselves, bending over backwards to please others. They say ‘yes’ to most requests at the workplace and sacrifice their own well-being, energy and personal time to try to appear flexible and adaptable to their peers and bosses.
Many of us deal with stress in two ways:
To help us out of this trap, we need ...
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Think of your greatest achievements. Do you feel proud of what you've accomplished? Or do you feel like a fraud?
Does each raise, promotion or accolade bring joy? Or is it accompanied by the dread that, one day, your cover will be blown, and everyone will find out that you just got lucky?
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The imposter syndrome is the feeling that you are unworthy of your accomplishments at work and that you will be exposed as a fake. People who experience imposter syndrome perceive it as harmful to their success.
But the behaviours that the 'imposters' show to compensate fo...
A little self-doubt is good as it pushes us to give our best.
However, second-guessing oneself all the time turns into imposter syndrome if left unchecked, due to the insecurity and doubt clouding one’s mind.
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