Protect yourself from Burnout by taking time to notice when you’ve done a good job It’s hard to like people who boast a lot. But deep down, underneath it all, you and I know something about why they do it. It’s because they feel insecure. As Continue Reading
What is burnout any why is it bad? Can it cause anxiety and is the same as depression?
When should you take time off work and what causes burnout?
Burnout is not just feeling stressed, it much more. Researchers describe burnout a combination of exhaustion, extreme self-doubt and cynicism about what you do or where you work.
Many people suffer from self-doubt, and it can worsen when you are emotionally drained. Although many of burnout's causes are organisational e.g. excessive workload or a lack of job control, it doesn't work to wait around for someone else to make improvements in working conditions.
The Openforwards Self-Help-School Burnout library discusses people's experiences of burnout, and how we can build better workplaces practices so that wellbeing is improved. Take a look.
What is burnout? Is it the same as stress? And, how do you protect against it? I was very anxious before going to work in the morning. I’d been unwell with postnatal depression before and that was coming back, so I had to increase my medication. Continue Reading
According to Harvard Business Review, the main reason people leave their jobs is that they don’t like their boss. There are other reasons. No opportunity for growth or someone offers you ‘a better gig’ are just a couple. Either way, people quit when Continue Reading
What is Stress? Stress is like a runaway train. It can be near impossible to stop. Once it gathers speed the only way to survive is to jump off before it crashes. But jumping off isn’t risk free either. You could cause damage. Other people are Continue Reading