How to Avoid Burnout at Work
I am often asked how do you avoid burnout? This is especially true when you find yourself spending too many hours on a certain project. Especially those that are drawn out and does not seem to have an end to it.
If you work and work and find no more interest in your work, you will soon find yourself burning out. You work on a certain project day-in day-out. Surely, there will be days when you feel burned out. How do you avoid it?
1. Be Practical
Don’t stress yourself with what you cannot fit in. Learn to say no when you truly just cannot take in anymore. You are better off being productive and calm than destructive and stressed to your boss and colleagues. When you say “no”, you aren’t just doing yourself a favor. You are doing your boss and colleagues a favor too. Saying “no” is one way on how to avoid burnout.
2. Inspiration from Perspiration
But the trick really is to focus on ONE thing. Not multiple things within a project. If you do too much, you risk experiencing burnout. This leads on to the next tip on how to avoid burnout.
3. One-step from Now
Some people use the word burnout very easily when what they really feel is stressed out. Regardless, you should be watchful about the signs of burnout. Read more on burnout here.
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