If you are finding the world a little bit darker at the moment, you may be suffering from job burnout. The reality is that so many people today are burnt out from their jobs and do nothing about it. They are too close to the problem and don’t act until it is too late. Here we will share some common symptoms of burnout and how to deal with it.
If you are constantly tired, depressed, easily irritated or made angry. If you have been drinking more or taking more of any substance. If you are finding it harder and harder to find a reason to smile each day. If Sunday nights have become a moment of dread for you as you anticipate returning to work on a Monday. Then you are likely suffering from work burnout. This is a serious problem and can have a huge impact on your life if it goes untreated.
Talk to your boss
Start by talking to your boss and making him/her aware of your issue. They may allow you to work from home, reduce your hours or take you off some projects to allow you to focus on you. Mental health is starting to be increasingly recognized by employers so have a chat with yours.
Walking can help your issues in many ways. If you choose to walk instead of taking a car or public transport you are giving your brain a chance to reset. Being on a crowded bus or stuck in a traffic jam is not good for your brain either. Try to cycle or walk and feel a bit more freedom. Walking is also important if you start to feel irritated, angry or depressed. Walk away from the situation and allow yourself to calm down and rationally examine it. Determine if you were being out of line or were your right to be annoyed. Act appropriately later.
These are our two biggest tips that have shown the most success in a work environment. Ensure you are looking after yourself as well. Make sure you are drinking enough water and getting enough sleep every day so that you are giving yourself the best chance to be happy.