A recent survey by the American Psychological Association reports that nearly three out of five workers have been feeling the “negative effects of work stress” in the past year —in other words, we’re all burnt out! “Buzzfeed” asked its audience to share things that have helped them cope with burnout and ways around it. Here are some helpful tips.
- “I apply for other jobs and feel better when I get a call to interview. I’m not leaving my job, but it makes me feel good that other companies want me." —Anonymous
- “Lots of self-care. Taking baths, napping, spending time in nature, meditation, and learning to say no are all great places to start. Also, just realizing that your career is NOT your life is a huge game-changer." —Anonymous
- “Find ways to incorporate things that make you happy into your workday, like listening to your favorite music or squeezing in a workout.” —Anonymous
- "Frequently take a five-minute break throughout each day. Just decompress until you're ready to tackle the next few hours until you take another mini-break. Making this a habit can be tough, but it's so worth it." —superkay
- "If you have enough paid time off and truly like and enjoy your job when you're not burnt out — take time off to rest and relax. If you don't like your job, or don't think you're getting paid enough, then find a different job.” —jessicab4a5dca7a2
- "Unplug. For real, hide your phone or delete your work email on it if you have access to it. Just unplug from the world, even if just for a few hours. Read. Go for a walk. Go for a drive.” —Anonymous