Identify causes of stress and use strategies to prevent burnout
Workplace burnout can impact your performance at work by making you feel emotionally and physically exhausted. When you acknowledge what is causing you stress, you can start to identify and use strategies to prevent burnout.
Acknowledging the signs of burnout is your first line of defense against it. Here are a few signs you may be experiencing burnout:
Strategies to manage workplace burnout:
1. Name it. It’s sometimes easier to reconcile our feelings by naming them. Have you been reluctant to just let yourself feel? Sad, angry, frustrated, etc… Name it, claim it and don’t fear it. Just naming and accepting the emotion can be freeing and can help you create more space to move through it. Moving through it makes it possible to...
2. Create a strategy: Once you recognize the signs and symptoms of your burnout, you can start to think about how to revise your routine. For example, you can:
Once you assess these you will be able to:
3. Think more broadly about how you can create possibilities for self care, self advocacy, and healthy boundaries for work-life harmony.
4. Collaborate with the people in your life both at home and at work to lighten your load. Allow other people to be resources to you. Find places where a little bit of “teamwork can make the dream work” for you professionally and personally.
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