Just like any other relationship, your relationship with your job is going to have its’ ups and downs. In some cases it can be clear the best solution is for the two of you to separate – meaning you will need to find a new job. In other cases, making a few changes to how you work can rekindle your passion for what you do, allowing you to keep your job and your sanity. Related: Burned Out? How To Take A Vacation Without Taking A Vacation You may not have any physical signs of job burnout. The list below highlights seven red flags that signal you may be overwhelmed and could benefit from making some changes.
- It’s Monday 10:00 AM and you can’t wait for Friday.
- Your meeting status: unprepared and uninterested.
- You’re more inspired to make an excuse than make a deadline.
- You day dream about getting sick so you have an excuse to stay home.
- You avoid people because you’re afraid of getting more work.
- People avoid you because they don’t want to hear about your workload.
- You use the 50/50 rule: you spend 50% of your time trying to figure out how to get out of 50% of your work.