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Ways to Avoid or Recover from BURNOUT

As we have discussed earlier, some level of burnout over your career is almost unavoidable.  But it is important to know the warning signs as well as the emotional and physical damage caused by job burnout in order to either avoid the collision when you see it coming or to recover if you missed the early warning.

Avoid or Overcome Burnout…

  1. Know the signs and symptoms
  2. Slow down
  3. Lead a balanced life with activities outside of work
  4. Have a strong network of friends and family to help keep you balanced
  5. Make the evaluation of your goals and values an annual process
  6. Seek professional help if you think you have crossed the line into burnout

More prevention tips…

  • Learn to better manage stress
  • Make sure you have adequate rest and exercise
  • Maintain a balanced diet and proper weight
  • Maintain balanced relationships… with both giving and receiving
  • Build some creative outlets into your life
  • Learn to say “no”
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Judy W Bell

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