On Fire or Burnt Out?


One of the major issues that many types of businesses are facing today is employee burnout. It can happen easily when there are multiple stressors and demands being placed on individuals over long periods of time. The important thing to focus on is that there are many different ways to prevent this from happening:

1. Organization is key! When you begin to feel unorganized and out of control it makes life twenty times harder. Make sure that you are taking time to plan out your days and weeks; this will allow you to prioritize your workload.

2. Once you have everything prioritized it is important to maintain a steady pace, so make sure that you allocate your time properly. For instance a simple task should not require 3 hours of your time, when you practice time management it is amazing what all you can accomplish!

3. These first two steps are crucial to lowering your stress, but another aspect that can be overlooked is finding your problem areas. What are the problems that you can pinpoint and then actively work to correct? Once you can identify a problem or stressor, you can then start working towards finding a suitable solution.

Small but powerful changes can make all the difference in a person’s positive work environment. When you take the time to step back and assess your situation, you are then able to pinpoint the changes that need to be made and have a better overall long-lasting career.

Sources: http://www.mentalhealthworks.ca/media/burnout

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