‘Find out’ if you are rushing around and attempting to juggle too many things and burning out. Answer these 6 questions*_
1. Do people tell you often that you talk too quickly?
2. When someone takes too long to get to the point, do you feel like hurrying them along?
3. Are you the first person to finish at mealtimes?
4. When walking along a street, do you feel frustrated because you are stuck behind others?
5. Would you become irritable if you sat for an hour without doing anything?
6. Do you walk out of restaurants or shops if you encounter even a short queue?
If YES is the answer to 4/5 of these questions, you need to slow down.
Try the below_
1. Take regular short breaks. You’ll have an extra hour of productivity if you take a half hour break.
2. Turn off auto messages. Messages coming in consistently is a diversion whether you’re quick paced or moderate paced.
3. Be simple on yourself. It’s about advancing not perfection.
4. Listen to your favourite music or chat with friends, anyone, without an agenda.
5. Pursue a hobby
6. Volunteer_nothing brightens the soul or warms the senses like giving to another for no reason other than to give. If you’re feeling run down by life, I implore you to seek out somebody less fortunate than yourself and work to help them.
Figure out which kind of burnout you have.
The Association for Psychological Science found that burnout comes in three different types, and each one needs a different solution:
1. Overload: The frenetic employee who works toward success until exhaustion, is most closely related to emotional venting. These individuals might try to cope with their stress by complaining about the organizational hierarchy at work, feeling as though it imposes limits on their goals and ambitions. That coping strategy, unsurprisingly, seems to lead to a stress overload and a tendency to throw in the towel.
2. Lack of Development: Most closely associated with an avoidance coping strategy. These under-challenged workers tend to manage stress by distancing themselves from work, a strategy that leads to depersonalization and cynicism — a harbinger for burning out and packing up shop.
3. Neglect: Seems to stem from a coping strategy based on giving up in the face of stress. Even though these individuals want to achieve a certain goal, they lack the motivation to plow through barriers to get to it.
*Source: These questions were part of a study conducted by British Council researchers who secretly timed thousands of pedestrians’ speed of walking in city centers across the globe.