Once you have suffered from job burnout, always remember: this is not the end of the world. Everyone can combat it according to his/her strengths. Do not consider it undefeatable. You need to figure out the sources of your burnout and cut them off. For example, if you are suffering from burnout because of your job, you may try to solve problems behind the burnout. But if you still feel that the change within your job is not the correct option, you may think of quitting the job. This is a bold decision knowing the rate of unemployment (and underemployment), and you have to be sure to have enough savings to survive until you find another job.
A research team led by Jesus Montero of the University of Zaragoza in Spain suggested treatments include emotional regulation and increased cognitive flexibility may help to reduce burnout. Many organizations use Employee Assistance Programs, which are designed to recognize the main causes of stress to an employee and help them deal with them. These programs can include meetings with counsellors or therapists to help work through their issues. This will leave them with happy and productive employees. There are some other options that you can adopt to improve your condition:
Adjustments to Your Lifestyle
Pay Attention to Your Fitness
Start focusing on your health as your first priority. Be sure to get enough sleep and exercise. Eat healthy food. Take a break from work, and do something that makes you feel joy. Take long walks.
Enjoy Your Social Life
Being in relationships makes a person feel more content and happy. One can rest from work and enjoy spending time with their family. They can listen to you and can sometimes help you solve your problems.
Take Time Out for Your Hobbies
No matter how tough your work routine may be, never forget to take time out for your hobbies, like some recreational sports, a dance class, gardening, or any other activity that suits you.
Manage to Take Regular Vacations
Some people do not take any vacations during the year, and those that do want to work on those days as well. This is not a good habit. A normal human being needs to relax and get away from the tensions of work. Try going on some hiking adventures or shopping with the family.
Adjustments to Your Job
Communicate With Your Manager
Try discussing your work conditions with your manager. Inform him/her that you prefer to do interesting and innovative work that is relevant to your skills.
Make Your Job Goals Clear
You need to have a clear idea of what exactly is your responsibilities are. If you are unable to meet your targets, you have to take a look at your job role once again.
Do Not Overload Yourself with Work
Try acting professional and realistic. Do not say, “yes” to any work that is impossible to finish in time or overloads you, causing stress and burden. Set limits to your workload.
Adjustments to Your Attitude
Nobody Can Be Perfect
If you are unable to perform your best at work, it’s nothing to be worried about. No one is perfect in this world. Many of the people who go through burnout will find that it is because they are perfectionists. They think everything needs to be done right and they will spend hours trying to get it that way. When you take a step back and realize that nobody is perfect and things happen in life, you will instantly find the stress dissipating.
Do not take everything too sarcastically and pessimistically. It isolates you from your loved ones as well as your colleagues. Life is a wonderful thing that you need to learn how to enjoy. Instead of looking at the glass as being half empty, take the time to see that it is half full. You would be amazed at how much better things can look when you change the way you see things.
Take a Stress Management Course
Stress management training is the most popular form of stress coping strategies within organizations today. Stress management training has employees gather as a group and work through issues that may be stressing them out. This method has been proven to reduce the amount of employee burnout within an organization. Every person has a different ability to manage stress based upon his or her physical and mental stress. However, you can improve it by learning some tricks of stress management. It would help you in coping with work burdens and anxiety.