From my last post, I thought it would be a good idea to elaborate on burnout in the workplace.
According to helpguide.org, burnout occurs when “you feel overwhelmed and unable to meet constant demands. As the stress continues, you begin to lose the interest or motivation that led you to take on a certain role in the first place. ”
Basically – burnout is stress on steroids. We all get stressed at work or in school – it’s inevitable. What distinguishes burnout from stress is that burnout can be a result from prolonged stressed. It occurs when EVERY day is a bad day.
Some causes of burnout include:
- Feeling like you have little or no control over your work.
- Lack of recognition or rewards for good work.
- Unclear or overly demanding job expectations.
- Doing work that’s monotonous or unchallenging.
- Working in a chaotic or high-pressure environment
- Working too much, without enough time for relaxing and socializing
- Being expected to be too many things to too many people.
- Taking on too many responsibilities, without enough help from others
- Not getting enough sleep
- Lack of close, supportive relationships
It is important to recognize burnout as soon as possible. Look for the signs and be proactive to preventing burnout from continuing. You need to
REEVALUATE GOALS AND PRIORITIES
As always, it is recommended to take time off to recuperate. Companies provide time off for a reason – use it.
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