Working is something that needs to be done so that we can all fulfill our daily needs. Not only that, work can also be a means of self-actualization and achieving prosperity in life.
However, Beauties certainly understand that not all jobs are ideal for your needs, personality and passion. Not infrequently, the company that accepts us has an unhealthy work culture that makes us often feel burnt out which ultimately causes you to want to resign immediately.
Causes of Burnout at Work
Summarized from Mayoclinic, here are some of the causes of burnout at work that you should know about.
Our inability to make decisions about the work we do can cause fatigue at work. Not only that, the lack of resources you need to do your job can cause burnout.
Unclear Job Expectations
If you don’t have a clear job description, chances are this won’t make you feel comfortable at work.
Poor Workplace Dynamics
Maybe you work with a coworker who is always a bully who often belittles your work. Apart from that, bosses who micromanage can also cause work stress.
When you do monotonous work, you need constant energy to stay focused. Apparently, this can cause work fatigue, you know, Beauties.
Isolated in the Office
If you have felt isolated at work and in your personal life and lacked social support, you may feel stressed more easily.
Work Life Imbalance
If work takes up so much of your time and energy that you no longer have the energy to spend time with family and friends, you will probably feel burned out quickly.
So, how do you overcome burnout due to work when you can’t resign due to being in the sandwich generation? Check out the following explanation, as summarized by Business Insider.
Focus on Positive Things
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There are some workers who would rather stay in a toxic work environment than have to resign. This is possible because they are the sandwich generation who inevitably have to work to support their parents or younger siblings and their own families.
It is not acceptable for a toxic work environment to continue to occur. However, in the meantime you can stay afloat if possible by trying to focus on the positive aspects of your work.
For example, try asking yourself, what did you like about your current job when you started? What motivated you to apply for this job?
For some people, the questions above may help remind you why this job is important to you. It could be that this job is in line with the values you believe in, such as helping customers by offering services or products that make someone’s life better. Not only that, maybe this job will also provide a very meaningful income for you and your family.
You can also start and end the day by reflecting on how your current job supports your present and future life. Try recording in a journal, highlighting the contribution of your work to personal and company growth.
Apart from that, you can focus more on real benefits such as gaining skills that you can later use to get a better job.
It’s OK to Stay Away
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If you ever feel overwhelmed during the workday, take time to get away from work during breaks and free time. Try taking time to connect with other coworkers, take a short break to do something fun like going for a walk, doing a crossword puzzle, and so on.
This advice doesn’t only apply to those who work in the office, you know, Beauties. Those of you who are working from home can also apply these tips, so you can ‘disconnect’ for a moment so you can feel fresh when you start working again.
Voice Your Complaints
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If you have a manager, boss, or co-worker you trust, you can talk about your experiences and complaints at work now, especially work-related problems. Bosses and colleagues who understand will try to help find a way out.
However, you should also be careful about who you vent your complaints to and whether you have complained too much. You should express concerns but in a constructive way by outlining current achievements and expressing your interest in moving the company forward.
Seek External Support
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In general, we often make the mistake of venting our anger as a result of work on family and friends who can actually help. If you experience this, try to switch to a therapist who is better equipped to handle your situation and condition. It could be that a therapist can have a solution to help you overcome the problems you face at work as well as help you map out your career goals.
Avoid Focusing on Small Details
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The next time you feel overwhelmed at work, try not to focus too much on the small details. You can try zooming out or applying the helicopter view method, where you can see the entire work system from various aspects so you can make the best decisions.
Apart from that, please note that most jobs do have pleasant and unpleasant aspects. This will help you to see the whole picture rather than just getting caught up in the negative.
That’s it Beauties, some ways that might help you overcome the problem of burnout at the office when you can’t take the option of resigning because you are in the sandwich generation and need to support your family.
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