Professional burnout was the topic of a recent article I was featured in for My Health Career that was aimed at supporting healthcare professionals. Though many of the concepts could be applied to people in other fields. Check it out using the link below.
When you consider many of us spend half our waking hours at work it becomes clear why work life balance is so important. We need to make sure our time spent at work is adding value not causing stress and taking away from our overall happiness.
For those who try to stick to it and make it work in a particular job despite signs that it isn’t for you it could come at a high price. These may be the individuals who begin to experience more stress, depression or substance abuse as they try to hang in there and make it work despite their gut telling them to get out. Sometimes when we take a chance and make a major change we are pleasantly surprised by the results.
Choosing the right career may help prevent professional burnout before it starts. The old saying “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” is definitely true here. Selecting the role that fits your personality, values, interests, and abilities will require a healthy dose of self-reflection but may be worth it in the end.
Finding your work life balance is really important to your overall wellbeing. If it feels like your work life is constantly intruding into important family events for example this will start to take a toll. Sure missing an occasional dinner with friends because you have to work late that evening may be acceptable. However, if it frequently limits your ability to have a social or family life you may start to resent your job despite it allowing you to pay the bills.
This article offers some ideas on how to stop professional burnout before it starts as well as what to do if it strikes you.
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