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4 tips for dealing with job burnout

4 tips for dealing with job burnout

  • Disengage from work after hours: Not reading messages, turn off laptop, don't take work home.
  • Take daily care of mind & body: Get enough sleep, engage in any hobby, regular exercise.
  • Enjoy downtime: Take a nap, a stroll in the park, or just letting the mind wander.
  • Social relationships: Connecting with other humans as much as comfortable, seeing friends & family.

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MORE IDEAS FROM Recovering From Job Burnout: 31 Ways to Foster Work–Life Balance

Prevent burnout working from home
  1. Share responsibilities: Discuss work responsibilities & decide how household work will be shared evenly between partners.
  2. Schedule: Take breaks, keep regular work schedule, intentionally end the workday & disengage.
  3. Exercise: Move regularly, stretch every hour, go for a walk, schedule regular exercise.
  4. Sleep: Aim for quality sleep, follow sleep hygiene.
  5. Socialize: Reach out to friends & colleagues regularly even if on Zoom. It boosts motivation, stimulation, & relaxation.

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6 Strategies for healthier work-Life balance

Work–life balance is achieved when we have enough time, energy, & commitment to take part in home-life or family-life activities.

  1. Don't take work home or engage in work-related activities.
  2. Turn off pinging notifications on work phone.
  3. Add a postscript to email signature that a response can be expected during normal working hours.
  4. Put time aside of mini breaks during the day.
  5. Schedule enjoyable activities just like work.
  6. Manage mood & energy for better quality sleep.

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3 Warning signs of job burnout
  1. Emotional exhaustion: extremel tired, short-tempered, irritable, volatile emotions, anxiety.
  2. Increased negative feelings about work: not motivated or excited about work, dislike work, cynicism, unwilling to help colleagues.
  3. Feeling incompetent & inefficient: question ability of self to make decisions, take responsibility, & getting job done.

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Top 5 contributors to job burnout
  • Unfair treatment at work.
  • Poor communication.
  • Unsupportive managers.
  • Unrealistic time pressure.
  • Unmanageable workload.

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What is caregiver burnout?

Caregiver burnout is categorised as a state of total physical, emotional and mental exhaustion.

This happens due to multiple demands, lack of resources, less energy and/ or lack of support.

There are many factors that may contribute to caregivers experiencing burnout.

Taking care of own health and wellbeing reduces the burden and facilitates better care to receivers.

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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 learn to stop when things are good enough.

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Define balance for yourself

Balance looks different for everyone. It all depends upon what you value at any given time, what you want to achieve, and when you want to achieve it.

But thinking of your career as something standing in opposition to everything else in your world will definitely make you miserable.

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