5 Ways to Beat Burnout

July 2, 2019

Career Advice

Exhausted? Overwhelmed? Completely unproductive? You may be suffering from burnout. We’ve already covered the symptoms of burnout, the feelings that surround it, and how it’s different from depression or anxiety. So what do you do if you’ve identified yourself as suffering from burnout? Experts have given a few tips:

  1. “Prioritize self care,” recommends the Harvard Business Review. That includes managing your physical and emotional energy so you can overcome the feelings of exhaustion. Things like sleep, nutrition, and exercise need to be more important than work.
  2. Forbes says, “Disconnecting is the most important burnout strategy…because if you can’t find time to remove yourself electronically from your work, then you’ve never really left work.” Being available 24/7 isn’t healthy for yourself or your relationships. Take a vacation, turn off your phone over the weekend, or set a rule that you don’t check email between 5 PM and 8 PM.
  3. “Turn to family and friends for support,” says The Muse. Not only will it feel like a weight has been lifted from your shoulders but they may even be able to offer you some advice.
  4. Lifehack recommends: “Be willing to say no when you don’t think you can keep up with the pace or when you’re feeling overwhelmed.” Saying no and being more protective of your time is an important muscle that needs to be flexed.
  5. According to NBC, “establishing healthy connections at work” can help you overcome burnout. This may include asking for help, delegating, or finding a mentor.

How do you beat burnout?

Image via Geoffrey Roberts/Flickr. 

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