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Job Burnout is a Real Thing!

  • Do you dread going into work in the morning?
  • Do you sit in your car in your workplace parking lot, waiting until the last moment before heading into work?
  • Maybe you can’t wait to be back in your car, on your way home, or heading to do something you feel passionate about?

If you said ‘yes’ to any of these, you may have job burnout. If so, you are not alone; Americans are working longer and harder than ever before, so it’s no wonder burnout is so common.

What is burnout?

  • Job burnout is a ‘real’ thing – it’s classified as a “syndrome conceptualized as resulting from chronic workplace stress that has not been successfully managed.”
  • Previously defined as a “state of vital exhaustion,” the World Health Organization reclassified it in May, 2019, in the 11th revision of its International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD-11).

Wondering if you may have job burnout? Here are 4 signs:

  1. You’re not excited about or engaged in work anymore

2.     You’ve stopped putting in the effort (you ‘don’t care’)

3.     Your performance is suffering

4.     You’re totally exhausted from work

What can you do about your job burnout? 

Until recently, the solution was to just ‘suck it up’.  However, with a more accurate understanding of what job burnout is, the actions below can make a difference between feeling excited about going to work or dreading it.

  • Career coaching: Meet with a career coach who can guide you in coping strategies to deal with your current situation. She can also help you discover your strengths, along with work options that won’t cause you job burnout.
  • Manage workplace stress: There are many techniques you can learn to manage your workplace stress. One technique is to write your stress triggers in a journal, along with your negative thoughts and feelings. This can help you express your true emotions in a non-judgmental way, which can also help you reduce stress and clear your mind.

Now that it’s 2020, isn’t it time to make the changes you need to be happier in your career?

Marilyn will guide you to discover your strengths and help you identify a job that suits the ‘real’ you.