To Recover from Burnout, Regain Your Sense of Control  

When it comes to work, have you been feeling exhausted, ineffective, unaccomplished, and cynical? Have you thought to yourself that no matter how hard you work, you can never keep up? Or that you can’t make your boss happy no matter how hard you try? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may be experiencing burnout. The author of this article offers suggestions to help combat these feelings. You can start by taking control of your life. You can do this by taking a number of concrete actions. First, adopt an ownership mindset. Next, you can choose to believe that the right actions will lead to the right feelings. Then, increase your attentiveness to your body’s physical and emotional needs. Finally, the author says you should question your assumptions about the way that your work life has to be and what you have to do.