At some point in your career, you will experience burnout. Even if you like your job, there will come a time when you just don’t feel like doing it anymore. What exactly is burnout? It’s exhaustion of physical or emotional strength or motivation usually as a result of prolonged stress or frustration.
Christina Maslach, coauthor of Banishing Burnout, identifies six factors that could lead to exhaustion at work. You may need some battery recharging if a few of these sound familiar.
•You often spout things like “Work is so demanding, I never get a break.”
•Your boss regularly questions your judgement.
•You feel taken for granted – both financially and otherwise – and you complain that you don’t enjoy work.
•You feel isolated by bickering coworkers, resentful subordinates, or difficult clients.
•You believe that, above all else, favouritism rules.
•You think that work is meaningless, dishonest, or unethical.