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5 ways to avoid the work burnout

4. Work around your energy levels 

A smart method to be the very best you can be, is to consider your strengths and when you can best utilise them during the day. 

Chris Johnson, founder of On Target Living, says you should work in an environment where you’re most challenging tasks are tackled when you have the greatest energy.  

Thats when people get stressed because they are trying to do something difficult when they really dont have a lot of battery left,” he explains. “Give yourself ample time too, whether it comes to preparing or being creative.

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5. Take a work break 

We’re not designed to go full steam ahead all the time, so scheduling in down time to take breaks and rejuvenate will help you steer clear of a burnout. Jonathan Alpert, executive coach, advise a lot of his executives to carve out time for themselves in the midst of their busy days.  

Even if it is just 15 minutes, it’s an opportunity to rest the brain and not be on ,” says Alpert. “It might be as simple as taking a brief nap or relaxing, or something more energising such as a walk or stretching.

By taking breaks, delegating your workload and booking in time to switch off , both in and out of work, will ensure that you are on right path to avoiding a burn out. 

By controlling the pressures of work, not only will you feel motivated and positive, but notice an improvement to your productivity and creativity.

Charlotte Corner is a consultant for Search Laboratory.

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