Workplace burnout is not a new problem but it is a growing one. Today, employers are asking workers to do more with less resources which is contributing to the increase in burnout and more conversation surrounding it. According to Deloitte, 77% of employees are experiencing burnout. What do the signs of job burnout look like? When you are unable to manage workplace stress, whatever the cause, it can lead to a number of issues including:
- Physical and mental exhaustion
- Poor sleep
- Increase in illnesses
- Decreased interest in work
- Strain on work relationships
Solutions for Job Burnout
You may not be able to change your job but you can manage burnout by striving for a more harmonious relationship between work and personal life.
- Set up healthy boundaries. If you’re saying “yes” too much, it’s likely contributing to your work overload. This can prompt a conversation with your manager to help determine priorities or delegate responsibilities. Avoid working late nights or weekends. Take your vacation- you need it.
- Get social. An association with your work colleagues is not enough. Foster a social life with family, friends, clubs, etc. Pursue interests and activities that promote human connections.
- Practice regular self-care. Your whole being needs consistent care which includes but is not limited to: practicing mindfulness, exercise/movement, time outdoors, healthy eating and sleep habits.
- Ask for help.
If you are unable to create a plan to beat your burnout blues- ask for help from a colleague, manager, health professional, family member or friend. You don’t have to deal with the stress of burnout on your own. Always looking to help you Get on the Road to Productivity!
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