Weight loss or weight gain, loss of focus, poor senses, emotional outbursts or mood swings, sleep troubles like being unable to sleep, or oversleeping – or even falling asleep at the wrong time and place? These are the common symptoms of burnout.
If you have these, don’t just shrug it off as this may lead to even worse problems like cardiac diseases, or stroke. There are a lot of things you can do to avoid this, which wouldn’t require spending money on a doctor’s fee. Here are a few tips to avoid burnout:
- Ask the “Why”: in order to know what you should do, you should first ask yourself the why – like, why are you tired? Have you been doing something that’s physically or emotionally draining?
Take note of all your chores or tasks. If you have no idea why you’re doing what you’re doing, then it would definitely make you feel like you’re wasting your energy. Understanding the reasons why a task should be carried helps change how you channel or use your energy. If it’s not important or necessary, feel free to drop it.
- Organizing and Riddance: manage your time properly by organizing your tasks according to priority. One trick you can do is, finish the most challenging first – this will help you avoid cramming.
Get rid of tasks that are unnecessary, or find an easier way to do it. An example of this is using automation for things that can be automated, like paying bills.