Feeling Burnt Out At Work? Here’s What To Do About Them

Yeah, sure, you love your job… But even the best of us can sometimes face burnout.

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If the stress you’re feeling is starting to make you feel helpless, disillusioned, and completely exhausted, you may be on the road to burnout. Here’s what you can do to regain your balance and feel positive again, according to themuse.

#1 Pursue your passion

Remember, the more successful you are, the more time you will be asked to contribute towards your company or enterprise. That’s why it’s important for you to focus your time and energy on doing something that you enjoy and are passionate about!

#2 Take a nap

No, naps are not just for children!

Instead of having that second cup of coffee, power naps are the most effective way to wake up and refresh your mind when you’re feeling tired and sluggish. 

However, there’s a few things you have to know before getting the perfect power nap and enjoying a more productive day… 

#3 Workout

Whenever you feel so mentally burnt out from juggling work or multiple projects, there’s one thing that can help you to recharge your brain - and that is working out!

This is the perfect way to unplug and just focus on the task that is currently right in front of you, whether it’s a long run or a four-hour bike ride around your city. 

#4 Live with mindfulness

Find ways to detach during the week in a way that works for you and your mind. For some people, yoga and exercise is the perfect activity, while meditation works for others. Be mindful of those moments and try to take consistent mini-breaks throughout the week to detach and re-center.

Remember that your mental health is important, too. 

#5 Schedule free time

Let’s be honest, if you’re working 7 days a week, that’s just ridiculous! Your body needs a break.

Schedule a free time on your calendar just like you would schedule a meeting or an appointment, and make sure you stick to it! It’s important that you take the time you need for yourself, even if it’s just 30 minutes. 

#6 Take a day off, plan a vacation, and a change of environment

Vacations with your loved ones, friends, and family can help you to avoid burnout. Plan an out-of-office week, and don’t respond to any emails. It can also be a reward for yourself after working so hard for the whole year!

Remember that you deserve to take some time off, too!

#7 Know your breaking point

Burnout is sometimes inevitable. However, it’s important to know when you’re close to or at a burnout stage. Something as simple as taking a day off, going for a bike ride, or having a fun night with your friends can help take your mind off of your work. 

Forget about those emails and meetings for awhile. You deserve a break! 

Sometimes enough is really enough. Burnout is not a sign that you should leave your job, but it’s actually a sign that you should focus on yourself, reflect, and re-center. 

Take care!

By: Aishah Akashah Ahadiat