Are You Headed to Burnout?
By Sara Butler
There are probably a lot of things you really like about what you do. But then, there are probably a lot of things that stress you out. Working late, dealing with cranky co-workers, and a long commute can get old pretty quick. You can’t control your work environment as much as you’d like and while it’s one thing to deal with daily stress at work, it’s another to feel as if you’re going to burn out at any moment.
It’s important to know what to look for that may mean you’re heading for burnout. That way, you can take steps to fix it before it’s too late. Here’s what to be on the lookout for.
You Find Everything Annoying
When you’re excited about what you do at work and the bad days don’t seem to pop up too often, you start each day with a good attitude. You can feel as if you’re ready to take on the world when things are going right and you’re happy.
If you’re heading straight for burnout, then you may lose interest in the things about your job that used to excite you. You may begin to feel as if you’re not being valued or that you’re trapped. If this sounds like a familiar scenario, then you’re knocking on the door of burnout. Bad moods happen, but unrelenting bad moods that go on without relief aren’t normal. You can’t live like that!
You Have No Energy
When it comes to work, you may feel as if you just have no energy left to give to it. Job performance can take a hit when you’re experiencing burnout (or are dangerously close to it). You may simply be going through the motions and doing just enough to get by. Burnout will zap the zest you once had for work and make concentration tough.
You Have No Balance
A proper balance between your work and your life is important. If you don’t have that balance and feel as if your employer demands all your time and energy, then burnout is likely just around the corner. No matter how much you earn, your job can’t control every aspect of your life.
Occasional hectic weeks are normal, but a job that leaves you feeling tired, stressed, and at the brink of insanity isn’t. Make changes so you can avoid burnout.
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