6 Warning Signs You’re About to Burn Out at Work

 May 03, 2018

6 Warning Signs You're About to Burn Out at Work

So, are you at risk?

Burning out is a gradual process that doesn’t happen overnight. The root of your burnout can be stress, overwork, a toxic workplace environment, or maybe even the fact that you don’t like your job. However, you need to pay attention to the warning signs in order not to let the emotional and physical exhaustion take over your life. The earlier you spot it, the better.

Answer the following questions to see whether you are at risk:

  • Do you have a negative and critical attitude at work?

  • Do you feel constantly tired?

  • Do you think about quitting work (or changing roles)?

If you are nodding right now, chances are that you’re about to burn out. Overwhelming stress can affect your health, so it’s important to avoid burnout.

Learning from other people is an actionable way to draw inspiration.

Tips on overcoming burnout:

  • Love your work: “Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do.”

Steve Jobs

 

  • If you’re always under the pressure of real identity, I think that is somewhat of a burden.”

Mark Zuckerberg

 

  • I know when I’m reaching my tipping point, I take some time off and reimagine myself stepping back into it.”

Michelle Bernard

 

  • It’s important, even when you’re feeling the beginnings of burnout, to discipline yourself to show up, even when you don’t feel like it.”

Jeff Goins

 

To Sum Up

For every person working in a competitive environment, sooner or later, most of us experience burnout at work. The earlier you understand you’re about to burn out, the better. Pay attention to signs to avoid sniffing out wasted time.

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