No Fire Left How to Deal with Burnout

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Burnout, a state of physical and emotional exhaustion caused by workplace stress, is a growing concern, affecting 42% of office workers in the US, Australia, France, Germany, Japan, and the UK, according to a recent study. Recognizing the signs of burnout is crucial in preventing its escalation. Wendy Suzuki from New York University suggests that increased fatigue, altered sleep patterns due to work stress, a diminishing sense of caring about tasks, and heightened emotional responses such as worry or anger could indicate burnout.

Physical symptoms may manifest as increased susceptibility to illness or changes in eating habits. Suzuki advises individuals to pay attention to these signals. While acknowledging burnout is essential, taking action or seeking help can be challenging. Many companies are now prioritizing employees' mental health, encouraging open conversations with managers. If this is not feasible, seeking support from friends, family, or healthcare professionals is crucial. Additionally, maintaining a healthy lifestyle, including adequate sleep, balanced nutrition, and personal time, can contribute to preventing burnout.


1- What does the recent study say about the percentage of office workers experiencing burnout?

2- What does Wendy Suzuki suggest could be signs of burnout?

3- What actions are recommended to prevent burnout?


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Parts of this lesson are based on: An article Engoo Daily News.