3 helpful tips to avoid burning out at work

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By: Donna Ruko Posted: 8:00 PM, May 15, 2017

The big sign of job burnout is when you start to be resentful about going into the office and that feeling can consume your life. We’re here to help stop that stress! Donna Ruko and Jobing’s Brooke MacIsaac have three helpful tips to keep you happy and motivated at work.

1.  Set Firm Dark Hours

One of the important things about setting dark hours is being able to say that you’re not going to be able to answer phone calls or emails after a certain time and dedicating that to being present in the moment versus trying to answer calls or phone, text, emails, whatever it is at any time of the day or the night. It also means not turning your bedroom, living room or family room into an office.

2.  Watch That Overtime

When you first start working at an organization it's easy to work lots of overtime, but you want to make sure you feel fulfilled from that time. That you feel rewarded for putting in those extra hours. If you don't, it's really easy to feel that burnout.

3.  Reset Your Expectations

It’s very important to understand that you're not necessarily going to get a pay increase right away, or a promotion right away, but ultimately being able to understand what your expectations are and really asking your employer what is realistic for you.

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