Career burnout is actually more usual & detrimental to your system and job, than you realize. This chronic psychological condition can be triggered by numerous factors such as the amount of workload, lack of control, feeling unappreciated, a toxic work environment, and your work not in agreement with your values.
The result of this is - you starting to feel exhausted, detached, cynical & unproductive. Do not ignore such warning signs & battle burnout on a daily basis, here are 3 proven ways you can overcome it.
Establish fresh Workplace Relationships -
In an article I read named `Conquering Burnout`
in Scientific American by Christina Maslach & Michael P. Leiter have said, "Receiving good vibes from others is an uplifting experience, but so, too, is expressing them to others."
Instead of facing burnout head-on all by your-self, try surrounding yourself with co-workers/colleagues who also want to make positive strides in their work lives so that everyone can support one another. Remember, surrounding yourself with positive people can keep you focused, lively, and energized all through the day.
Meditate – There is definitely a huge reason why people all over the world have been meditating for centuries. It's a proven way to reduce symptoms in several of disorders, which include anxiety & depression. Meditation involves the development of awareness of present-moment experience with a compassionate, non-judgmental stance & will improve your focus.
Most of the times, a simple 10-minute meditation daily has enough power to rewire your brain. But even if time is an issue for you there are several apps and YouTube videos that have 5 minute meditation sessions, even guided ones, made for busy young professionals. This has been favoured by many to help them relax.
Keep Your To-Do Lists Minimum -
Have a quick look at your to-do-lists each day for your work. Does everything on your list have to be done right away? To-do lists can definitely prove handy, but when they're overstuffed with tasks that you know you will never get to or won't accomplish, then it's time to cut down your list by only emphasizing on the top 3 most essential priorities on your list for the day. When & if you cross them off, only then you start working on the next item. Hence, keep your lists short and really manageable so you aren't getting overwhelmed.
A few other simple ways would be to change up your scenery. I cannot stress this point enough, because it truly helps a lot. A fresh surrounding/workspace can do wonders for your mental health and will definitely make you feel better. Another quick tip would be to get off the grid for a while. During such times, taking some time off is the only solution and does one good every single time. Taking time off will ensure that when you come back, you feel alive, rejuvenated and inspired to work better than before.
These were a few tricks to tackle a burnout. If you try these, do let us know how they worked out for you. We hope these help you. Do come back for more such content!