How to Prevent Burnout on the Job

If you’re sick of sitting around on church chairs in meeting after meeting, wasting your day away at the office, this is a post you’ll want to read. Without a change of pace or scenery, it’s easy to get burnt out on the job.

Job burnout appears to be on the rise. As a result, it cuts down on work time productivity. And once stress sets in, it can start to affect your health for the worse, making it more important than ever to prevent burnout at the office by:

  1. Remembering to breathe. If you feel like your day has become a nightmare, take a moment to breathe deeply to calm down and finish the task at hand. A small five-minute break with breathing and meditation may be enough to recharge your batteries and relieve residual stress.
  2. Call a friend. Whether it’s your mother, your significant other, or your BFF, venting to someone you love will make it easier to handle stress at the office. If you have a highly stressful job with a difficult boss, designate a buddy that you can call in a pinch for backup and support.
  3. Socialize. Even though it may be tempting to close the door of your office and put your head on your desk in defeat, it can elevate your mood to connect with colleagues. But don’t waste your time talking about the latest work project. Take a quick break to chat with coworkers at the water cooler to strengthen emotional bonds and promote stress relief.
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