How to assess, address and overcome burnout

Read this to get a fresh perspective on your approach to work and how to lead a healthier post-pandemic life.

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If you’re struggling to balance personal and professional obligations right now, you’re far from alone.

The pandemic has had a nightmarish effect on almost all aspects of life. Juggling job responsibilities has been especially cumbersome for many of us, which is continuing to fuel alarming rates of workplace burnout. In fact, a FlexJobs survey found that 56% of respondents said they have experienced burnout during the pandemic, and 39% said their mental health is worse today than it was in January 2020.

What can we do to start striking a healthier balance? The first step is recognizing what burnout looks like. Then, it’s time to make some changes.

Spotting burnout, and plotting against it

According to FlexJobs, burnout is caused by unmanageable amounts of workplace stress, which typically manifests in three ways:

“Burnout” is a bit of an abstract concept, but you know it when you feel it. To paraphrase “Office Space,” if “every day is the worst day of your life,” it’s high time to make some drastic changes.

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