Ever get the feeling that your job is not fulfilling enough? Even if it is, do you find yourself feeling exhausted or mentally checked out of your job? You’re probably experiencing burnout. As we navigate through a new era of work-life balance, concepts like “quiet quitting” and burnout in the workplace is becoming a more prevalent concern. But what makes this such a large occupational issue, and how did we get to this point?
According to the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), burnout is a form of physical, mental, and emotional exhaustion that is caused by excessive and prolonged stress. Some symptoms of burnout include headaches, body pains, loss of appetite, disrupted sleep schedules, and overall lack of motivation and confidence.
You know you feel burnt out. Now what? Here are some tips to navigate through it, and find fulfillment in your work life again:
Reach Out to Others
You’ll be surprised to know that you’re not the only one feeling the ways you do. Your first thought might be to isolate yourself, but it’s important to fight through that negativity and accept a helping hand.
Daily Physical Activity
Any form of exercise can be crucial to uplifting your mood and overall energy. It’s a great break away from work and can contribute to a positive work-life balance.
Don’t Forget to Eat
Find time in your day to nourish your mind and body with healthy foods. Minimizing sugars and processed foods can positively impact your mood, making you feel better physically, mentally, and emotionally.
Find Your “WHY”
First start by finding something that interests you in the workplace that adds purpose and value to your work. Then create opportunities to make you feel more engaged and prouder of the work you do.
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