Job Burnout: Taking Actions


Job burnout is a familiar sight in any work environment here in Singapore. There is always that one person that is hit hard. If that is not you, better but if you are battling against job burnout, you have to take action right away. Do not ignore the signs or else suffer. Life is too short to suffer.


You will know if you are experiencing job burnout. It you feel physically, emotionally and mentally exhausted, you are burnout. It does not end there because you will also feel incompetent and you begin to question the value of your toil. There are many causes of job burnout and it is important that you pinpoint it exactly so you can do something to prevent its progression.

If left ignored or unattended, it can affect your health, wellness, relationship and eventually your happiness. Do not wait for it to be hopeless. For example, it can lead to fatigue, depression, insomnia, anxiety, stroke, heart disease, high cholesterol and many more.

Experts are encouraging you to get started taking actions. No one else in this world can initiate wellness unless it is you. Here are some ways on handling job burnout:


  • Identify the stressor: Job burnout do not appear just like a mushroom. Events lead to this phenomenon but you have to find that stressor or the cause (some call it trigger). Identifying the stressor can be difficult especially if it is already piled up. The best thing that you can do is to pause for a while and rethink about things.


  • Weigh options: Now that you identified the stressor, the next thing that you should do is to weigh your options. If you can discuss your issues with your boss, the better. When discussing, do not leave one stone unturned. Explore the options say reaching compromise so you will feel better.


  • Alter your attitude: When you experience job burnout, you have become skeptical at work. You have to remember that it is all about the outlook or perspective. With this, you need to change or alter your attitude. If possible, rediscover your work and explore possibilities on making it enjoyable again.


  • Ask for help: Sometimes it is easy to keep things on yourself. You constantly berate yourself because you do not have the courage to seek for help or support. Note that asking for help can make things better and it does not make you look a coward. Admitting to it and seeking for the help of the people around can make your coping easier and stress-free.