How To Prevent Burnout
You should applaud yourself for being a hard worker and putting your full effort into what you do. Actually, if you don’t, you may start getting a little stressed. Most of us have experience stress and sometimes, burnout. Burnout itself is like the after effect of stress. It’s the resutled fatigue after overworking yourself, to the point where you need an extended rest. Here’s how to prevent it from happening so you can continue doing great work:
One of the biggest predictors of a future burnout is a person who always says yes when someone asks them to do something. Of course, if your boss needs helps on a time-sensitive project, they’ll want you to pause what you’re doing and shift your focus. But if you’re constantly being asked to do other work, you may be running the risk of being taken advantage of. Or at the least, being too nice to say no. Ask yourself this question: Are you being appreciated? And are other people putting in their full effort? If not, you’ll surely be burnt out from helping other people. Instead, be strategic by dividing up tasks between your team.
Maybe you’re in a job you do like, but it’s just fallen into a routine lately. Sure, you wouldn’t leave it, but you’re getting a bit bored and may burn out as a result of boredom and fatigue. Try preventing this by spicing up your workday a bit! Make it a goal to go about your new project more creatively. Try suggesting that you work with a co-worker or a team for your latest goal. Maybe suggest a new method to try. Instead of being complacent, look for ways to create more motivating and even innovate work!
Do what inspires you
Are you working on something purposeful? Even if your day job isn’t your ideal, maybe you can keep your inspiration up by keeping up with hobbies and passions outside of work. Volunteer, engaged in creative arts, start a blog, take classes in a subject you’ve always wanted to learn. You don’t have to give into burnout. You can choose to push yourself to do things that you really love to do. That’ll help your mood overall.