The real answer to fight burnout in the workplace

Job burnout isn't just an expression anymore, it's now officially a medical disorder. Last May, the World Health Organization classified job burnout as "a syndrome conceptualized as resulting from chronic workplace stress that has not been successfully managed." To sum up, it's a state that can lead to fatigue, low productivity, and even anxiety and depression. The term 'burnout' goes back to 1974, when psychologist Herbert Freudenberger used it in a paper to describe his colleagues at a free he...
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Resilience: The antidote to burnout for entrepreneurs

Starting and running a business can be stressful and even the most committed entrepreneur isn't immune to burnout. Resilience is the key to overcoming stress and even if you're not a naturally resilient person, you can learn to develop a resilient mindset. "Resilience is not about being able to power through the challenges and keep going. It's about developing the skills to adapt, recover, and recharge ourselves," writes leadership and executive coach, author, and speaker Beth Kennedy. Here, she...
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The dangers of startup culture: How entrepreneurs can avoid burnout

Entrepreneurship isn't for everyone. It often involves a lot of hard work, long hours, multiple roles and responsibilities, and making decisions on a daily basis that may have important consequences for the business. And the uncertainty, frustration and stress that come with it can be emotionally draining. However, you can avoid burning out "by approaching entrepreneurship realistically," writes Jaime Faulkner. In this blog post, Faulkner explores some of the factors that contribute to burnout a...
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Creative burnout is inevitable. Here are 10 ways to beat it

Burnout can happen to anyone. No matter how much you enjoy working as an independent creative or expressing yourself creatively in your job, that doesn't make you immune to burnout. While we all have days when feel stuck, uninspired, or demotivated, the challenge isn't just about getting your creative spark back, it's about recognising when you're at risk of losing it because you're pushing yourself too hard. Here, leading artists, designers, musicians, and chefs share "what they do–or don'...
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These are the reasons why your whole team is burning out

Employee burnout is reaching crisis level in the U.S. according to a 2017 study and it's becoming a major contributor to staff turnover.  Employee burnout impacts individual and team performance. It reduces productivity, undermines employee engagement, increases absenteeism—and ultimately it can lead to your top talent leaving the company altogether.  Much of the conversation around burnout focuses on what individuals can do to avoid or reco...
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Here’s why time off work actually improves your work and life

While there's plenty of work to be done, you may feel guilty about having some downtime even though you're tired. Yet the tendency to keep powering through is "short-term thinking" that "harms your long-term development and growth," says Darius Foroux. Paradoxically, the more you power through in an effort to be more productive, the less productive you become and the more your results will suffer. And you may end up burning yourself out, warns Foroux. In this blog post, he shares ...
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I survived burnout more than a few times, and here's what I learned

Feeling constantly under pressure from one or more sources of chronic stress over an extended period of time can lead to a state of physical, mental and emotional exhaustion. And left unchecked, this can wreak havoc on your health, happiness, relationships and job performance. It's important to identify what's causing excessive and prolonged stress in your life, and to recognize the signs of impending burnout so you can take appropriate action. Here, Danielle Droitsch shares the lessons lea...
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You’re taking breaks the wrong way, here’s how to fix that

Our portable, connected devices have liberated many of us from the constraints of the traditional nine-to-five, and our flexible schedules allow us to spend more time with friends and family. For many others though, this always on culture means they're constantly connected to work and not giving their minds a chance to rest. You may think you're being more productive by staying focused for as long as possible without taking a break and yet you're most likely being less productive. And you may al...
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How to avoid burnout as an entrepreneur


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