Dealing with Burnout

Burnout is not a simple result of long hours. The cynicism, depression, and lethargy of burnout can occur when you're not in control of how you carry out your job, when you're working toward goals that don't resonate with you, and when you lack social support. If you don't tailor your responsibilities to match your true calling, or at least take a break once in a while, you could face a mountain of mental and physical health problems.

Recent posts on Burnout

“Burnout”: The Indelicate Reality of Job Exhaustion

By Frank J. Ninivaggi M.D., F.A.P.A. on September 20, 2016 in Envy This!
“Burnout” sounds like a dirty word, but work-life imbalance is becoming an ever-increasing reality in the workforce.

Need to Jump-Start Your Spiritual Life?

By Russ Gerber on September 15, 2016 in Our Health
Along life's journey you sometimes need an about-face.

Feminine Is the New Balance

By Megan Dalla-Camina on September 14, 2016 in Real Women
There's a new kind of balance in town that, if we get right, can address the root causes of why our lives (and the world) are so out of whack.

What Your Back Pain Is Telling You

By Shawn M. Burn Ph.D. on September 11, 2016 in Presence of Mind
Your back pain carries some important messages. Maybe it's time to listen.
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Is Positive Psychology Burning You Out?

Why might positive psychology practitioners be burning out?

How to Get the Deepest Rest of All

By Emma M. Seppälä Ph.D. on August 31, 2016 in Feeling It
Many of us are tired or burned out, here's how to restore ourselves for good.
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Brain Breaks Elude Me

By Margaret Moore on August 30, 2016 in Life Changes
Do you have a habit you would love to make? Have a closer look at your inner dialogue.

6 Reasons You Might Feel Tired All the Time

Fatigue can come from thyroid imbalances, depression or an overscheduled lifestyle. You don't have to accept feeling wiped out. You can get help, make changes, and feel better.

How “Good Stress” Helps Creativity in the Workplace

By Jeffrey Davis M.A. on August 24, 2016 in Tracking Wonder
Not all stress is equal. Which stressful factors can contribute to an employee's creativity and innovation?
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4 Myths About Mistakes (and How to Get Past Them)

Ever made a mistake? That's a GOOD thing.

Caregiving

By Roberta Satow Ph.D. on August 23, 2016 in Life After 50
Is taking care of an elderly parent making you feel guilty no matter how much you do?

Burned Out on the Job? New Research Shows Why

27.8% of Americans "burn out" on the job. Here's why.
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Want to Be Successful? Spend More Time Staring Into Space

Think about the last time you had a great idea or solved a problem that had been plaguing you—were you in the shower?

Caught in a Stress Cycle

By Stuart Shanker DPhil on August 12, 2016 in Self-Reg
Stress cycles are impervious to ordinary self-help tips. Like “Devil’s snare”, the more you struggle the harder they grip. So it’s essential to understand when you’re caught in one

Dealing With Challenging Problems

What kind of problem are you dealing with? Knowing the difference between urgent and chronic problems can help you cope.

4 Ways to Set and Keep Your Personal Boundaries

Setting boundaries does not always come easily, but these four ways will help you draw healthy lines.

Mental Healthcare Lacking for Small Business Owners

Small business owners also face the risk of experiencing mental illness.

Proactively Coping With Racism

For most people of color, it becomes increasingly impossible to escape the stress caused by the barrage of news coverage broadcasting the gruesome details of racial violence.

Go Somewhere New

By Russ Gerber on July 09, 2016 in Our Health
Progress, or push-back?

10 Reasons Why Happiness Is Eluding You

It seems like you just can't reach a state of happiness, no matter how hard you try. Learn some of the roadblocks to being happy, and how to fix them.

Don't Panic! Stress Is Contagious

New research confirms that stress is contagious. How can you become immune to other people's anxiety? Your vagus nerve may be the antidote for catching the anxiety bug.
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5 Ways to Cope With Failure

Here's five things you can do to cope with failure.

7 Steps for Starting Your Career Reinvention

By Brad Waters on June 22, 2016 in Design Your Path
A career counselor shares her story of surviving a corporate layoff, making a large career shift to a new industry, and the tips she's learned along the way.
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Gen Y Overwhelm: 4 Steps to Simplify Your Priorities

By Caroline Beaton on June 20, 2016 in The Gen-Y Guide
Everyone knows that prioritizing is the solution to time management, moving forward and finding fulfillment. But what’s the solution to prioritizing?

The Caregiver's Spouse

A fiction author gets the real-world details—fantasies, realities, and so much more—right.

Work-Life Balance: Luxury or Ethical Necessity?

Are long hours and difficulties unplugging making you a worse person?

Busyness as Usual, Part 2—Power Lounging

By Gregg Levoy on June 11, 2016 in Passion!
A meditation on working and on knowing when to say “Enough is enough!”

Why Hurrying Up Will Slow You Down

How hurrying up can stress you out and slow you down

Exhaustion: A History

By The Book Brigade on June 07, 2016 in The Author Speaks
We may have new ways of expressing exhaustion, but we humans have been complaining about it for a very long times.
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Can Too Much Meaning at Work Be Harmful?

Do you love what you do so much you actually find it hard to switch off? Is the positive difference you’re making through your work starting to consume you?