Someone experiencing burnout might find it difficult to distinguish from regular workplace stress. Burnout is characterized by feelings of exhaustion, negativity or cynicism about one’s job, or depleted productivity at work. Here are some common causes of workplace burnout.
Workplace fatigue is so common in our society that we seem to have accepted it as the norm. According to the National Safety Council, more than 43 percent of workers are sleep-deprived—that’s nearly half of all employees. Yet we as a culture don’t seem to be making any moves to change that. In fact, working… read more
Which is better, going into the office or working from home? Those of us who enjoy wearing pajama pants all day have a clear preference for the latter. Meanwhile, those of us who value frequent socialization may choose differently. Yet which one is truly best for your health, happiness, and job performance? The Pros and… read more
How we respond to major life shifts plays a key role in whether or not we will ultimately grow from them. Luckily, people have been making major changes since we first developed through the epic “change” of evolution, so there’s plenty of research on how to make the most out of your transition.
It may seem like everyone you know has at least one New Year’s resolution in mind, but did you know that only 8 percent of us actually accomplish that goal? Whether our initial goals were too ambitious or we were knocked off track by an instance of failure, many of us will return to our… read more
We’ve all been there. Whether it’s with a roommate who keeps leaving out dirty dishes, a friend who borrows money without paying us back, or a significant other who isn’t pulling their domestic weight, at some point, we’ve all had to start an uncomfortable conversation. These topics can be difficult to navigate, but it’s essential… read more
In today’s productivity-focused culture, many of us feel the need to constantly be working. As a result, Americans are spending more and more time in the office. According to recent studies, “working hours in North America and the U.K. have steadily risen in the last 20 years. A DIT research report found that 1 in… read more
According to The Balance, the average employee can be expected to change jobs 10-15 times during their career. This includes not only switching to a new company or field, but also receiving promotions or transferring within one’s current organization. With so many work transitions occurring in our lives, we checked in with professional counselor and… read more
Feeling emotionally drained and exhausted? Have you been distancing yourself from work, growing numb to occupational tasks, or experiencing reduced job performance?
According to an article published in the US National Library of Medicine, you may be suffering from burnout, a term coined by psychologist Herbert Freudenberger in the 1970s to describe the symptoms of severe stress and high ideals in the workplace.
No matter who you are or what type of lifestyle you’re leading, chances are you have a lot of legitimate obstacles standing between you and some much-needed rest. Here are some tips that can help you relax, even when you’re on a tight schedule.