Leadership Tip

How to protect yourself from workplace burnout

How to protect yourself from workplace burnout. Establishing boundaries on the first day of your new job is critical but often overlooked. Before starting a new job spend a few minutes reflecting on how burnouts manifested in your previous jobs to help you set new boundaries for your next job. Here are some tips that can help you avoid this debilitating of situations.

  1. Establish on and off hours. Hold yourself to a strict working schedule and let your manager know so they are not contacting you after hours.
  2. Avoid saying yes to everything. Take time to think about how long a task will take you instead of responding immediately.
  3. Raise a flag whenever boundaries are crossed. Do not hesitate to raise any concerns with your manager and ask for support. Should your manager be ignoring your boundaries, schedule a meeting to reassert them

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