Stress is always present in our lives, at home, on the road, at school, and even at work. When stress gets the better of us, we become at risk from burnout which tends to happen to those who can’t deal with the pressures of work. You’ve probably heard or know of people who were forced to take a vacation because their productivity levels are suffering and that they are becoming a liability in the company instead of an asset. Well, everyone has their tipping point.
But before you feel burned out because of the work that you are doing, it is better that you prevent it from happening in the first place. Here are a few tips that may keep you from going over the edge.
Find a different role
It’s easy enough to get bored with doing the same things at work. Some people are lucky enough to land their dream job right from the start while others have to struggle through theirs. Should you resign already? This depends mostly on your situation. If you love your work but are getting bored because of the mundane tasks you’ve been assigned, why not look for a different role instead? A change in your routine may just be the booster you need to stick with your work or the company.
Do a job analysis
Most of us feel overwhelmed with the amount of work that we do that we feel like there is a never-ending list of tasks that we need to finish. If you feel that you are not even making a dent to your mountain of work load, you might want to do a job analysis first. Analyze the role that you have in the company and the accompanying work to it. Some bosses may put more load to you without realizing that you are overwhelmed by it. If this is the case, make sure that your higher ups know what is happening as they may be willing to have someone help you if you emphasize that the results that they are looking for may be compromised because you can’t do the work alone.
Always go home in time
If you think that staying longer in the office is a sign that you are dedicated to your work, think again. It only shows that you haven’t really done the tasks that were assigned to you within the regular time frame. As a rule of thumb, make it a point to leave the office at the right time. What this means is that you will have to practice time management as much as possible so you will be able to go through all the tasks assigned to you so you will have more time to take care of yourself.