Burnout: Know the Signs/With a Little Help From Our Friends/Recommended Reading

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Burnout: Know the Signs/With a Little Help From Our Friends/Recommended Reading

Burnout: Know the Signs

No matter the job, there will always be drawbacks and downsides, but how do you tell the difference between those and burnout? If you experience the following, you may have burnout setting in:

  • Inability to focus on the job
  • Feeling undervalued or as though your contributions do not matter
  • Frequently dreading going into work
  • Inability to leave work stress at work
  • Feeling tired and restless at work
  • Frequently feeling depressed and/or frustrated at work or when thinking about work

With a Little Help From Our Friends

Perhaps you are considering changing things up, starting a new job, new career, or your own business. Where do you go from here?

Before you do anything, come up with a plan. William and Karli from Massage on Mellwood and Reba of Reba Renee Design Studio all emphasized this point. William highlighted the importance of having well-defined goals and outlining the steps needed to get there.

To aid in the planning process, Reba pointed out that there is a wealth of resources out there, online and in bookstores. If possible, speak with others who have already gone through it. Additionally, she noted the first step of your plan should be to prepare the groundwork before taking the leap. Make sure you are ready, mentally and financially.

Lastly, Karli advises people to know that they have options. It is possible to get where you are wanting to go. It may be difficult, but it is doable.

Recommended Reading

You Are a Badass at Making Money by Jen Sincero

This book comes recommended by Jamie from The Resource Room.

“Drawing on her own transformation—over just a few years—from a woman living in a converted garage with tumbleweeds blowing through her bank account to a woman who travels the world in style, Jen Sincero channels the inimitable sass and practicality that made You Are a Badass an indomitable bestseller. She combines hilarious personal essays with bite-size, aha concepts that unlock earning potential and get real results.”

Freelance, and Business, and Stuff: A Guide for Creatives by Amy Hood and Jennifer Hood

This book comes recommended by Reba of Reba Renee Design Studio.

“How to start your own business, grow your client base, and promote yourself without selling out or starving. This no faff, no fluff guide is peppered with applicable advice (things we learned from starting our own business), unasked-for humor, and worksheets (homework, gasp!) to help you just get started already. Because raw talent and good ideas aren’t enough. And because you can do this.”