Friday, October 20, 2006

Back Off From Burnout!

Job burnout – defined as "a state of exhaustion combined with doubts about the value of one's own work and competence" is affecting more and more working women.

More than a quarter of workers met the burnout criteria. Burnout was more common in older workers, those who were unmarried, those with manual jobs.

Workers with high job strain were seven times more likely to be burned out than those with low job strain.

Workers with high job strain were four times more likely to have symptoms of depression.

What to do?
Take control...over what you can.
That means take a walk, take lunch, take some time for yourself.
Turn off your phone and your computer.
Take at least one day a week just for you.

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