Setting boundaries and knowing when to say ‘no’ is essential in avoiding burning out. Committing to more than we can handle is increasingly common as we as humans want to live up to people’s expectations of us.
Another thing that may help you when it comes to leaving work behind is if you have a hobby that takes your mind off from your to do list.
Be empathetic to others and yourself
Having a mission is not always enough to keep up motivation, although creating a safe and supportive environment will see you, your team and the organisation thrive.
According to a study from 2020 carried out by Kronos HR specialist company, employees are calling out for empathetic leadership to combat burnout. This is likely to still ring true, even in the post-COVID-19 working environment.
To stop putting so much pressure on yourself and understand that you are a human being could be a significant step toward lowering the risk of burnout.
It is okay not to be perfect and not get every single task done perfectly.
More research has found perfectionism and burnout often go hand in hand. So trying not to sweat the small things can prove to be valuable.
Being conscious and addressing burnout will help you find coping strategies, and even if you find yourself in this state, you may come back a stronger leader without considering it a defeat.
This mentality applies to managing your team, so dealing with burnout can become part of your culture and help you achieve your goals while working towards your mission together.
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