How to Fight Burnout

May 13, 2020 | Health

Disillusionment, helplessness, and stress can all come from being burned out. The effects of burnout could impact your job, your social life, and even your family life, which is why it is important to prevent exhaustion and recoup your energy. Fight burnout and see how much your personal and professional life will improve.

The Common Causes of Burnout in the Workplace

  • Prolonged and unnecessary stress
  • Overworked 
  • Underappreciated
  • Inability to meet demands
  • Monotonous work

The Common Causes of Burnout in Life

  • Not enough relaxation or socializing
  • Trying to attain perfection
  • Lack of sleep
  • Too many responsibilities
  • Trying to control the uncontrollable 

If you constantly feel tired, are overwhelmed by a sense of failure, or have started withdrawing from your responsibilities, then now is the time to fight burnout. Other symptoms of burnout include an increasingly cynical outlook, procrastination, lowered immunity, loss of appetite, self-doubt, etc. You or others might start recognizing these warning signs, but know you can prevent exhaustion, fight burnout, and head off a true breakdown before it starts. 

Tips to Help Fight Burnout

Adopt a Healthier Lifestyle

To fight burnout it is important to eat right, exercise, and get enough rest. This will increase your energy, improve your immunity, and help you become more resilient. 

Do Not Be Afraid to Take a Break

Set aside time every day to prevent exhaustion and take a break. Turn off your phone, power down your laptop, and completely unplug, even if it is for just a few minutes. 

Establish Boundaries

When you overextend yourself you are most likely to suffer from fatigue. One of the best ways to stop burnout is to say “no” to some things so you can say “yes” to things of more importance. 

You will be easily frustrated, problems will seem impossible to solve, and new prospects will look bleak if you do not fight burnout. Even if it is too late to prevent this kind of fatigue and detachment, you can still recover. Just slow down, stay positive, and reevaluate your priorities. 

Written by Christoph Nauer.
Christoph is a Brian Tracey certified Time Management Master.
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