If you are questioning your job situation, or feeling that whatever you do is not enough to satisfy your seniors, you may be heading for a burnout. If you feel that you used to be passionate about your work, but now every Monday feels like a punishment, then it is better to regain a sense of control to avoid a burnout.
These are classic signs that you’re feeling burned out. And in that state, you often feel like your circumstances are out of your control — as if everything around you is working against you.
To avoid a situation of burnout, it is important to recognise that you are the owner of your choices, that you can choose to alter the situation. This helps to regain momentum at work.
Here are a few precautionary tactics against a burnout.
The Right Belief
You can choose to believe that the right actions will lead to the right feelings, rather than the other way around. When you’re in a burnout state, it’s easy to think that no matter what you do, it won’t make a difference. So, altering the thought pattern with a more positive orientation can be helpful.
Catering to the physical and emotional requirements of your body could help to remedy the situation. Eating healthy, regular exercise, even simple yoga asanas at work can help you to feel rejuvenated.
Take a Break
You also will need breaks throughout the day. Breaks are beneficial for anyone — they help restore your energy — but they’re especially important if you’re burned out, in part because making the choice to take them demonstrates to yourself that you have some level of control, even on a micro level.
If you’re in a professional position where people really do have unreasonable demands and you can’t set boundaries, think bigger. Consider looking for a new job. These changes will probably take time. But it’s good to remember that the choice is there.
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