Leadership Tip

How to regain your enthusiasm

Feeling exhausted, apathetic or dispirited and have rapidly waning passion for your work? You may be suffering from burnout, or perhaps the onset of this debilitating condition. This condition can affect all types of employees – those who are new to a role, seasoned professionals, as well as managers and leaders. Typical symptoms include feeling exhausted, apathetic or dispirited. However, the good news is that there are ways to combat this and reinvigorate your enthusiasm for your career.

  1. Evaluate your workload and rectify and scope creep.
  2. Focus on the good things about your work and why you love it.
  3. Give yourself permission to ask peers or leaders for help.
  4. Show yourself kindness and self-compassion.
  5. Make regular sleep patterns a priority to recharge the brain.
  6. Be more physically active every day, perhaps with others.
  7. Create a healthy diet, limit alcohol and stop comfort eating.
  8. Consider seeking out a mentor to help build better habits.
  9. Schedule mini breaks during your workday to refocus.
  10. Take annual leave, even if it means a staycation right now.

The above leadership tip...
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