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5 ways to prevent work burnout

Have you experienced work burnout lately? Do you often struggle to muster up any motivation? Do you feel like you’re stuck in a rut?

Everyone experiences work burnout symptoms at some point in their career. Work burnout usually happens when people overwork themselves. But it can also happen if you’re disillusioned with your work or receive little reward.

Work burnout isn’t pleasant, as it can negatively affect your work and your overall wellbeing. But what are some of the things we can do to avoid it? Read on to find our top five ways on preventing work burnout!

How to avoid burnout at work

Blow off some steam and exercise

You may have heard this a lot, and that’s because it’s true! Exercising can enhance your overall wellbeing – physically and mentally.

When you get the blood flowing, this produces endorphins in the body. They are responsible for making us feel less stressed and happier, which is why a lot of people work out. Think about it! When you accomplish a sweaty workout, you feel like you can do anything.

This is why you might find it worthwhile to maintain a regular exercise regimen. Blowing off some steam can especially help with work from home burnout.

Practice mindfulness

Unfortunately, many people are too busy with work to check in with themselves. More often than not, this is how mental health problems like work burnout can escalate! 

Practising mindfulness can identify things that may have been bothering you. Alternatively, you can also acknowledge the good things that have happened in your life!

Set out a few minutes every day to sit with your thoughts and reflect. A few ways you can practice mindfulness is to meditate or journal.

Surround yourself with positive people

When you’re working in a toxic workplace, it can be very easy to get work burnout. From nasty bosses breathing down your neck to feeling unappreciated, this can really affect an employee’s wellbeing. 

However, surrounding yourself with positive people can lift your spirits up. Friends or family can help a lot. 

You may want to consider particularly leaning on your colleagues as well! They can possibly relate to how you’re feeling and share some advice. They can also be there to lend a helping hand when it comes to workload.

Set boundaries

Sometimes we take on more than we can chew. From taking on more hours to juggling too many projects. We overestimate our abilities or find it difficult to say no! 

But it’s important to know that you can set boundaries in the workplace. Make it known to your colleagues or supervisors whenever you’ve taken too much on. 

You might find it beneficial to set boundaries as a preventative approach. This can help manage your stress levels and keep work burnout at bay!

Talk to a licensed professional

People often go to therapy to treat problems they’re already suffering from. But there are also those who go to talk about what’s on their mind!

Therapists aren’t only there to help you overcome problems. They’re also qualified to listen to whatever is on your mind. Even things you may consider mundane, like what happened in your day! 

Similar to talking to a friend, communicating with a therapist can be restorative. When you constantly have someone who provides advice and a space to vent in, this can be beneficial at preventing work burnout. 

While there are multiple ways to overcome work burnout, you don’t always have to wait to treat it. There are things you can do now to prevent it! Our Employee Solutions Programme can help you identify your symptoms and keep track of your thoughts and emotions.

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