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When stress and overwhelm at work causes burnout.

If your job is causing you stress and burnout it's time to ask yourself some questions:

Have you become cynical or critical at work? Do you drag yourself to work and have trouble getting started? Have you become irritable or impatient with co-workers, customers or clients? Do you lack the energy to be consistently productive? Do you find it hard to concentrate? Do you lack satisfaction from your achievements? Are you using food, drugs or alcohol to compensate? Sleeping too much? Too little? Excessive physical ailments?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, you might be experiencing job burnout. Consider talking to a doctor or a mental health provider because these symptoms can also be related to health conditions, such as depression or other things.

Tips to Alleviate Your Stress

Discuss specific concerns with your supervisor or team. Get specific on what must get done and what can wait. Reach out to co-workers, friends or loved ones to help you. Take advantage of relevant services. (Mental Health Programs, Employee Services, Community Services) Consider meditation, yoga, walking routines or breathing exercises These tips can help you to better deal with stress. It can also take your mind off work.

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