February 13, 2018
Because burnout is similar to stress, many of the methods for countering stress can help to prevent burnout. It's important to have a solid foundation to help you deal with stress, that means good physical health, eating well, exercising, and sleeping at least 8 hours a night.
The best way to head off job burnout is to quit doing what you're doing and do something else, which may mean changing jobs or changing careers. But you don't feel like that is an option for you, then there are still some things you can do to improve your situation or at least your state of mind.
Ask your boss for an updated job description that covers your duties and responsibilities. It may then be possible for you to point out that some of the work you are doing is not part of your job description. Highlighting disparities may provide you with some leverage by showing that you have been working outside of the parameters of your role.
If you work in a large enough organisation you may be able to ask for a transfer.
If you've been doing the same job for a long time, then part of the problem may be that you are bored with your role or that you are not challenged enough in your role. Some small changes in your job may make a big difference to your mental health.
Update your resume and check out what other options are out there. You may be surprised to find there are more roles that suit you than you imagined.
Get whatever training you need to make a move into a new career. Maybe you've always dreamed to be a carpenter or a makeup artist. If it's something that you're interested in, the training itself will be interesting, and you may even find that you can get a job in the career of your dreams.
Read more on the different ways to cope with stress and learn how to make a keep calm kit to help you deal with stress as and when you need.
This is an excerpt from my new book Fresh Start: A Guide To Eliminating Unhealthy Stress.
Professional counselling offers many life-enhancing benefits. Exploring your thoughts with an independent expert allows you to develop new possibilities. When we are busy, stressed or overwhelmed, it can be challenging to make good choices. I am happy to discuss your needs before starting the therapy process, just email or phone (contact details provided in the link through).
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September 04, 2018
August 07, 2018
Procrastination can be defined as follows, "to voluntarily delay an intended course of action despite expecting to be worse off for the delay." It doesn't sound too good, so why do we do it?
July 15, 2018
Feeling overwhelmed? Do you have trouble sleeping? Are you feeling increasingly depressed? Could you be suffering from burnout? We all experience stress, but sometimes stress can leave us physically and emotionally drained. It can be difficult to regain a sense of balance in our lives.Inside Fresh Start – A Guide to Eliminating Unhealthy Stress you’ll discover:• What stress is so that you can understand whether you’re affected. • The difference between stress and burnout, so that you know which of these you’re dealing with. • The many sources of stress, the key triggers, and how to halt stress in its tracks. • Different coping strategies, so that you can see how your current coping strategies might be modified for better results• In the moment stress reduction strategies, so that you can lower your stress levels today. • And much, much more!There are answers. Discover how to manage unhealthy stress and start feeling more calm and peaceful. Let Sarah O’Flaherty guide you to a healthier, happier life. Sarah O’Flaherty assists people in improving their job/life satisfaction and working through career transitions. Currently training as a clinical psychologist, Sarah leverages the latest research and techniques for managing unhealthy stress to help her clients emerge from the chaos of stress and find balance and greater peace in their lives. In Fresh Start, Sarah teaches you about stress in any easy to understand format, with the hope of releasing you from damaging stress once and for all. Fresh Start will help you to transition away from stress while maintaining your relationships, your job, your home, and your sanity. Fresh Start is packed with straightforward, honest, and practical advice that can be your wake-up call to a new start in life. If you like easy reads that tell it to you straight, then you’ll love having Sarah on your team.Buy A Fresh Start to help you return to calm and balanced living!
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