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Don't let burnout creep up on you. Working remotely can allow us to create bad habits, such as working straight through lunch to get something finished. Once in a while this feels good, perhaps to check that nagging task or big project off the list, but don't let this become a bad habit. Before long, you'll begin to feel the effects on your body and see it in your work.
When you recognize symptoms of burnout in others, help them to get out the "Burnout trap". Don't just tell people to take a break, but help them arrange things so they can take a break. Ask why they feel they can't take a break (there are almost certainly real, concrete reasons) and then ask permission to get busy putting things in place that will overcome those barriers. People might be trapped by their own fatigue, being too worn out to find the creative solutions needed to take a break.
- Oct 2019
- Sep 2019
these signs will help you prevent burnout before it starts – or work to fix it if you need a way out.
Ways to beat burnout:
- Take less job responsibilities
- Identify what gives you energy, and what drains it
- Manage your digital distractions
- Don't give all of your energy to work
- Just say "no" to too many projects
- Make self care a priority
- Lean on your support network
- Manage well
People who feel burned out at work find their home life is more likely to suffer too. This may be because when jobs get more demanding, people put more time and resources into them, often at the expense of their private lives.
Burnout also affects your private life
57% reported feeling like they need to check in with work – even when they are on vacation
Need to be "on the call" even after the work is one of the greatest burnout symptoms
these symptoms suggest that you may be more than stressed:
Symptoms of a burnout:
- You’ve become cynical or critical at work
- You drag yourself to work and have trouble getting started
- You’re irritable or impatient with co-workers, customers or clients
- You lack the energy to be consistently productive
- You find it hard to concentrate
- You lack satisfaction from your achievements
- You feel disillusioned about your job
- You use food, drugs or alcohol to feel better or to simply not feel
- Your sleep habits have changed
- You’re troubled by unexplained headaches, stomach or bowel problems, or other physical complaints
when the feeling of being completely overwhelmed at work persists, it can spiral into burnout – a growing epidemic with serious consequences for your health and your career.
How burnout starts and what it is
- Jun 2016
On how quickly poor teaching burns out teachers.