With busy work schedules and responsibilities outside the office, it’s not surprising that many of us experience burnout. Here are some tips on how to handle it:
Get more engaged. You might think that burnout is the result of doing too much – but it may actually be the result of not doing enough of the right things. If you’re worn out at the end of the day, it’s tempting to crash in front of the TV. But taking a little of that time to volunteer, pursue a creative hobby or call a friend can leave you feeling energized.
Be proactive. Burnout isn’t just about feeling exhausted. It’s also about having a disempowering mindset – feeling like you’re incapable of creating the life you want. Take concrete steps forward. If you’ve outgrown your job, send out applications, update your resume, or take training classes.
Don’t give out of guilt. You may become overwhelmed if you feel obligated to do everything your friends and coworkers ask of you. But you don’t have to – no is a complete sentence.