Avoiding Burnout - 10 Attitudes You May Need to Change
To be actively avoiding burnout,
there are 10 prevalent attitudes that may need to change. Faulty thinking can delay or prevent entirely the steps necessary to move forward.
Overload and burnout will continue to haunt leaders who do not examine their thinking and address the reasons they are not taking action. Often, knowing what to do and actually doing it are miles apart for busy people, so they continue running on empty, often heading for sure career burnout.
The following 10 attitudes explain why the causes of overload and burnout are tolerated rather than confronted. It will take an admission that one or more of these things are true in your own situation before you're intentionally avoiding burnout and moving forward with greater effectiveness.
If you can change how you think, you can change your attitude. And if you can change your attitude, you can make different decisions and take more effective action to beat the causes of burnout.
1. Burnout and Resistance to Change
Up to this point you may not have been prepared to do whatever it will take to actually deal decisively with burnout.
2. Burnout and Fear of the Future
You may have grown used to the way things are and don't want to face a future you can't currently predict exactly.
3. Burnout and Avoiding Action
You may believe against hope that this all might just go away. The only problem is that it doesn't.
4. No Hope and Burnout
You may believe there really are no solutions. Please ... read this. You must change your belief immediately.
5. Burnout and Limiting Beliefs
Your interpretation of some belief you have, may be holding you back. It's time to examine what that is.
6. Image Management and Burnout
You may not want others to think poorly of you. There is a price to pay for performing for other people.
7. Burnout and Lack of Confidence
You may be afraid that even after change is made, you will be back in the same situation again.
8. Burnout and Personal Boundaries
You may not know how to say 'no' to people and it keeps causing you to repeat what you don't want over and over again.
9. Burnout and Taking Personal Responsibility
It may be tough avoiding burnout if you do not want to face some tough issues that will most likely come up.
10. Adrenaline Addiction and Burnout
You might actually like the perpetual adrenaline high from hurry and work and end up paying a heavy price for it.
Share Your Experience with Burnout.
We'd like to hear your experiences dealing with burnout. Your insights may be helpful to someone else. What happened (briefly)? What do you feel were the contributing factors? How did you deal with burnout? What tips would you give to help others with avoiding burnout?
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