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Experiencing job burnout, here are some ways to avoid it!

It’s 1 PM. You’ve worked through lunch. You’re on your third cup of coffee. And your workload just doesn’t seem to be getting any lighter! If there seems to be no end in sight and your boss isn’t recognizing the extra hours and effort you’re giving, it’s time to do something about it. Don't suffer with job burnout. There are some surefire, proactive solutions to the problem of being overworked and underappreciated. It’s time to get your life back! First and foremost, remember that if you’re just seeking validation and praise from other people, then you’ll never be satisfied - “you cannot seek praise from others—it has to come from within,” says Roxanne Peplow of Computer Systems Institute.

5 Ways To Avoid Job Burnout

Try not to get too down. And gear up to make some changes! Here’s what you should do:

1. Speak Up

Many overworked professionals simply have too much on their plate for one to handle. Here’s the thing… your manager would rather have your work be of quality than bombard you with unfocused, mediocre quantity of work. Prioritize your work and tell your manager if you’re swamped and stuck. “Many employees and workers mistakenly believe their job is at stake if they say they can’t handle one more project,” says Steve Duffy, president of Listhere.com. Duffy is much like your manager who would rather get quality than have you overworked and fall short of expectations. With just a hint of tact, telling your manager about your overload is like removing a giant roadblock between you and greater success. Communicate how you feel rather than trying to be a hero. READ FULL ARTICLE ►

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Should you even change jobs, when you catch yourself saying, "I hate my work?" Frankly, I do not have the answer, but what I will attempt to do here is to show you the path to changing jobs is not a linear one. Finding that answer is a painful path because of the uncertainty it causes you. Having quit from my job twice to dabble in two very different fields has taught me that there are no clear one-stop answers. People tend to think that when they start resenting their job, that is when they should quit. Perhaps so, but more often than not they find themselves back in the loop they wanted to get out from in the first place. Learning what you want to do is like finding ourselves. It is a tough journey and one we may not even have an "actual" answer for this lifetime.

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