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15 Ways to Alleviate Work Burnout


| 7/6/2015 7:00:00 AM


Almost everyone has had bad days at work—when things are just not going right and zapping the life out of you. When you feel like things are getting out of control, take a good look at your situation as you could be experiencing work burnout. Paula Davis-Laack, an expert who trains professionals all over the world how to manage stress, defined burnout as “the chronic state of being out of sync with one or more aspects of your life, and the result is a loss of energy, enthusiasm, and confidence.” This can eventually impact your physical and mental health, as well.

Davis-Laack then cited research tracing work burnout to six sources: lack of control, conflicting values, insufficient reward, work overload, unfairness, and breakdown of relationships at work. Take control of your life and start having less stress in the workplace. Here are some tips to help you deal with burnout at work.

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1. Proactively Assess Your Situation

To come up with an effective course of action, you need to evaluate your life. Aside from your workplace, consider your physical well being, relationships with other people, and your life in general. Refuse to become a victim of circumstances. Do something to change things or, at the very least, your perspective.

2. Tap into the Power of Meditation

Meditation is a tried-and-true, yet often forgotten, method to alleviate burnout in these modern times. Carve out time from your busy schedule to focus on yourself. Slow down, keep cellphones and other distractions away, and take deep breaths. Cultivate your mind and soul with empowering mantras or positive thoughts.



3. Do Something for Yourself

When getting out of bed seems next to impossible, give yourself reasons to get going. Take small but significant steps to reduce stress. Simple things like turning off your television, decluttering, and discovering a new hobby will do wonders for you. Each day should be more than tolerable, and having something to look forward to can really help.



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