5 Ways to Avoid Job Burnout

5 Ways to Avoid Job Burnout 1Job burnout is a common problem experienced by workers who are struggling when it comes to coping with workplace stress. Burnout is usually accompanied by a number of physical and mental symptoms such as exhaustion, negative attitude towards anything related to one’s particular job, reduced efficiency at work and so on. If you find yourself feeling exhausted from work, your productivity decreases and start to loathe at the thought of going to work, you are already showing signs of burnout.

When left unaddressed, burnout can be detrimental to your life and overall well-being. Do something before it’s too late and consider the following tips to avoid job burnout.

Learn how to strike a balance between work and personal life
Whether you’re an ordinary employee working for a company or a CEO of a global firm, the importance of a work-life balance cannot be discounted. Learn how to separate your job from your personal life. Be mindful of the amount of time you spend working. While it’s important to work hard, taking time to rest and relax is equally important, too. Avoid bringing work at home. Manage your tasks as well as your time efficiently.

Get enough sleep
How much sleep are you getting everyday? Are you getting adequate shut-eye? Be sure to prioritize sleep and make it a point to get an at least 6 to 8 hours everyday for slumber. It will help clear your mind and recharge you so that you have the energy to tackle what awaits the next day.

Take control
While taking charge of more tasks and responsibilities at work can impress your boss, be careful not to overdo it. Don’t take more than you can do. Be in control of your work. Manage your time effectively by learning how to prioritize. Identify which tasks are urgent and important and tackle them one by one. Also, be organized in everything and use a planner or digital organizer if you must. This will help keep work stress at bay.

Make time for relaxation
The old adage “all work and no play makes jack a dull boy” certainly applies at work. Even if you’re dead serious about finding success in your career, it’s imperative that you still make time for relaxation. Go on vacations and take a break. You owe it to yourself to unwind every now and then. Don’t feel guilty for taking a leave from work so you can rest. In fact, it’s one of the most important things you need to stay productive at work.

Exercise
Regular exercise and physical activities are effective ways to combat job burnout. It helps alleviate stress, improves mood and increases energy . And it doesn’t mean you have to spend an hour at the gym everyday. Exercising can be as simple as taking a 10 minute walk in the afternoon after work or spending a few minutes each day to perform simple routines.

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Alan Carniol

Alan is the creator of Interview Success Formula, a training program that has helped more than 80,000 job seekers to ace their interviews and land the jobs they deserve. Interviewers love asking curveball questions to weed out job seekers. But the truth is, most of these questions are asking about a few key areas. Learn more about how to outsmart tough interviewers by watching this video.