How to Spot Symptoms of Work Burnout and What You Can Do About It

by | Feb 16, 2022 | Future of Work, Productivity

Feeling overworked, irritable, and unfocused?

Chances are high that you might suffer from work burnout.

In fact, in a 2021 survey of 1,500 U.S. workers, over 50% said they were feeling burned out as a result of their job demands.

Via The New York Times Future of Work issue, “burnout, as it is defined, is not a medical condition — it’s ‘a manifestation of chronic unmitigated stress,’ explained Dr. Lotte Dyrbye, a physician scientist who studies burnout at the Mayo Clinic.”

What are the signs and what can you do about it? “Despite popular culture coverage of the issue, burnout can’t be ‘fixed’ with better self care…because it lays the blame and responsibility on those with burnout and implies that they should do more to feel better, which is not the case.”

Read on to learn more about how your future of work doesn’t need to be a future of misery if you effectively mitigate burnout.

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