Are you chronically stressed out at work? Always feel you have too much to do and not enough time to do it? Fast Company helps with some coping mechanisms that will give you energy and prevent burnout.
Try reorganizing your day using "job crafting". Job crafting is about organizing your day in such a way that you do the tasks that give you joy and revitalize you just when you need a boost of encouragement. If there's something you really love for work, position it at a time of day when you find yourself losing motivation.
One of the first signs of burnout is feeling like you can't get anywhere in your work. If you're feeling stuck, begin by coming up with achievable goal, and then plot out incremental steps you can take to get to your goal.
Are you a perfectionist? Many people who experience burnout tend to be perfectionists because they just don't know when to say enough. Recognize that it's okay to use a "good enough" solution rather than continuing to spend time on the perfect solution.
Being exhausted on a constant basis is a major source of burnout. So make sure you give yourself little breaks to replenish your energy. Experts suggest a five to ten minute break every hour and a half to two hours. You'll feel reenergized and ready to take on your task again after giving your mind a little mini-vacation.
Speaking of vacation, make sure you take time off on a regular basis. In addition to real vacations, use your lunch break to really step away from work, get a decent night's sleep, eat healthy, and exercise on a regular basis to continue to keep your mind and body in peak working condition.
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