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How Can You Avoid Burnout?

27th March 2015 Posted in Blog, Leadership, Management 0 Comments

Image for How Can You Avoid Burnout PostEveryone is prone to experiencing professional burnout in their daily lives no matter what profession they have: tech writer, corporate trainer, freelance writer, website marketing specialist, butcher, baker, candlestick maker, etc. The problem is, they don’t know how to deal with it until their health, happiness, relationships and even their job performance has suffered.

In her article, Dealing with Professional Burnout, Whitney Potsus discusses the signs of professional burnout as well as how to deal with this problem. She includes some questions that you can ask yourself or ask your employees if you suspect burnout may be an issue. She also offers some suggestions for avoiding and overcoming burnout.

Read Dealing with Professional Burnout and then leave a comment here with your thoughts. Have you experienced professional burnout, either in yourself or with an employee? How did you deal with it?

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Are You Suffering from Burnout?

9th October 2014 Posted in Blog, Leadership, Management 0 Comments

writing-deadlines-92296_8905-230x166Dealing with professional burnout is very difficult and everyone might experience it in their daily lives, either in themselves or in others in their profession. It can affect  your health, happiness, relationships and even your job performance. But the problem is that it’s very hard to detect it until the damage has been done.

In her article, Dealing With Professional Burnout, Whitney Potsus talks about the warning signs of professional burnout – in yourself or in an employee you manage. She provides a quiz right up front to tell if burnout is the problem, along with ways to help yourself or with the help of others. It even includes a short quiz you can use to see if you have professional burnout.

Read Dealing with Professional Burnout and then leave a comment here with your thoughts. Have you had to deal with burnout on the job in the past, either with yourself or with an employee? What did you do to overcome it?

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Avoiding Creative Burnout

3rd August 2012 Posted in Blog, Communication, Content 4 Comments

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No matter how excited you’ve been about the ideas you have for your business or the topic you’ve been writing about, at some point, you’re going to get bored. While you might not be bored with the overall idea, it can become tiresome to write about the same thing, day after day, month after month.

And your readers will realize it.

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Dealing With Professional Burnout

21st January 2010 Posted in Career Development, Industry Articles 1 Comment

by Whitney Potsus

Quick! Answer the following questions without putting a lot of thought into them. We want your instinctive, knee-jerk first response.

  • Do you enjoy going to work each day?
  • Are you excited about the projects you’re working on?
  • Do you look for excuses to be late, leave early, or be off altogether?
  • Are you in a bad mood more often than not?
  • Do you feel like you have control over your job?
  • How long have you been feeling like this?

If you answered ……

  • “No”
  • “Not particularly”
  • “Yes”
  • “Yes”
  • “No”
  • “Can’t even remember”

.….. keep reading. Whether you realize it or not, you’re probably displaying half the classic signs of burnout.
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