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Lately, I've been hearing heard a common theme among many of the senior leaders I coach. They are tired, frustrated, overwhelmed, and overworked. Maybe it’s the time of year, but many of these leaders feel they have little control over how they spend and manage their time since they are regularly responding to “urgent requests” from their executive leadership team. Related: Burned Out? How To Take A Vacation Without Taking A Vacation And, more often than not, these requests are not something they can delegate to their direct reports. As you may be able to understand, they are in fire-fighting mode more often than they want (or need) to be. So, what can you do to stop the feeling of overwhelm, which leads to the tiredness and frustration? Do you stand up to your boss?

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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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