HED:Preventive steps to avoid job burnout
Following are tips for handling job stress and resulting burnout.
*Set priorities: Approach your work in a realistic way.
*List your priorities: Don’t overburden your memory.
*Avoid trying to do several things at one time.
*Take your breaks and ENJOY them. Walk outside, read something non-work related or rest and put your feet up.
*Occasionally treat yourself to a different lunch. Meet a friend or visit a nearby museum or park.
*Don’t make a habit of taking work home with you. Consider occasionally coming early or staying late.
*Avoid drinking caffeine products, like coffee and soft drinks. They can actually add to stress.
*Avoid heavy foods for breakfast and lunch. They will zap your energy later.
*Start your day with a nutritional breakfast.
*Get a good night’s sleep. Rest is important in maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
Source: “Structured Exercises in Stress Management” developed by Nancy Loving Tubesing and Donald A. Tubesing, 1990