If you feel that you are stressed due to never-ending work calls and emails, then it is possible that you may experience burnout.
When I started working in an MNC, I was excited as the pay was lucrative, but with time I realized that the money was paid not for the work I did but the stress I handled. But leaving the job as not an option as it was paying for my extravagant lifestyle hence, I learned to combat stress smartly instead and I am going to discuss the same with you below.
1. Pursue Your Passion:
Not everyone can do this, but it is feasible, pursue a career you are passionate about then work will not feel like work and stress points will feel like simple challenges s you love doing what you do.
2. Work Out Regularly:
You need to unplug your mind in order to reduce stress, hence workout regularly by following a routine you are enthusiastic about. Exercising is known to release happy hormones and reduce cortisol, which is the stress hormone, hence the chances of burnout reduces.
3. Sleep Well:
The best way to avoid burnout is to sleep 6-8 hours every night and take short naps whenever possible in the day just to refresh your brain.
4. Eat the Right Diet:
Many people associate binging with stress as when they are in tension, they feel that eating helps them calm their nerves. Managing a healthy diet can help reduce stress hence stick to a healthy diet regime such as the carnivore diet that has several advantages one of them being a fit body and mind.
5. Know When to Stop:
Most career-oriented people do not understand that it is important to know when to stop as pushing yourself too much can bring you to a breakdown point and if that happens then you will have to take many days off from work hence stop if you feel it is too overwhelming and start fresh the next day.
6. Focus on Mental Health:
Do things that are known to calm your nerves such as meditation which will bring positivity in you and bring an inner peace that will aid in combating stress and thereby burnout.
7. Follow Your Hobby:
Find a hobby to immerse yourself deeply so you can spend a few hours every week just doing something you love to do. This will help you release some work-related stress so you can be recharged to work more efficiently.
8. Forget Balance, Find Work-Life Integration:
If you are trying to balance your work and life, then you are doing it all wrong as there is no black and white here. You cannot forget the grey are hence work on building harmony amongst your work and life and integrating them such that you are able to justify giving time to both as and when needed.
9. Give Back:
Studies have shown that stress levels of people have reduced drastically when they were of some help to others hence work on giving back in whichever way that is feasible to you as that will only bring joy and blessings in your life.
The Bottom Line:
It is impossible to live a stress-free life hence I have learned to accept it instead of avoiding it and the result is that I’m still working in the same MNC and the workload is the same still, but I have learned to manage the stress so it does not turn out to become a burnout.