The habits of negativity and pessimism that go hand in hand with burnout can be difficult to remedy once they've taken hold, but a bit of preventative medicine may keep you from going down the path to burnout in the first place. Here are some practical things you can do right now to help safeguard yourself...and your career.
Not to be confused with stress, burnout is a serious psychological condition with physical and emotional symptoms. The first step to addressing burnout of yourself or others is having a firm grasp on what it is.
Maybe your online self-assessment leaves you with more questions than answers. Here is another article that can help you think about just what it is you (or your loved one) are experiencing. Is it burnout?
Although this guide also details the signs and symptoms of burnout, as well as prevention, it goes beyond that to provide the reader with coping strategies for those who have already reached the point of burnout.