We are facing burnout, and it is not the kind of burnout that comes from physical exhaustion. Rather, it is a burnout that comes from discouragement, and a depletion of inner resources. The most difficult times we face include those that come from trying so hard, and missing the mark. It is worse when we throw in the towel. Whether you are a job seeker whose faced repeated rejection, or a person whose frustrated because you are now doing the job of 3 people, I have some suggestions for you. Here’s 5 tips that can turn your bummed out mood around.
Acknowledge your feelings. What we resist will persist. It’s important to face the feelings that are dragging you down.
When you feel like giving up, take baby steps. Just do something, even if it’s a small step.
Make a gratitude list: write down 5 things for which you are grateful for, and focus on what you have, rather than what you don’t have.
Draft a list of people you can talk to about your situation: identify your safety net of people you can trust, and share your problems. Remember, a problem shared is a problem cut in half.
Make a decision to take new action. Figure out what hasn’t been working, and do something different. As the old saying goes: “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
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