Wondering what’s contributing to your own feelings of workplace burnout and how to fix it? Some of the reasons driving it may really surprise you, as well as the fact that you can do something about them:

  1. Excitability. If you are naturally more excitable than your colleagues, you can be triggered by stress much more easily. Rather than try to change this aspect about yourself, consider practicing positive self-talk and tension-relieving strategies to feel less threatened by deadlines and demanding situations.
  2. Seeking perfection. Do you beat yourself up often because what you complete at work is not the perfect result you envisioned? Doing so can cripple your productivity and spirit. Forgive yourself for making mistakes. No one is perfect.
  3. Having a negative perspective. Pessimism creates problems in the workplace, which can increase the risk for burnout. Rather than constantly worrying about things going wrong, work on practicing optimism.
Published on: Jan 3, 2019