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Work Burnout

ReWork: Rethinking Work and Well-being

Arianna Huffington | Posted 11.04.2014 | Business
Arianna Huffington

We've launched a dedicated section on The Huffington Post, ReWork: Rethinking Work and Well-being. Here you'll find success stories, news about what's working, innovative programs, case studies and the latest data about the many positive business effects of well-being and sustainable work practices. Since our workplace culture is driving so much of the epidemic of stress we all feel overwhelmed by, it's going to be our workplaces that will accelerate the changes already underway. More and more people are realizing that they don't have to put their humanity on hold when they leave for work, that they're more than their résumés and that a sense of well-being and success doesn't have to come at the cost of burnout. And more and more companies are realizing that investing in their employees' well-being is also good for business.

The Young and the Stressful: A True Story

Amy Alabaster | Posted 12.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Amy Alabaster

Professional achievements still mean a lot to me. Success, however, is in the process of being re-defined. Prioritizing my well-being is the lesson I'll be learning for the rest of my life. After all, what is success worth if we're not fully present to enjoy it?

Why We Get Frantic, Then Burnout

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 12.15.2014 | Business
Lisa Earle McLeod

Taking the time to examine what will create sustainable success reveals strategies that can free you from the day-to-day scramble. Or at least make it more manageable. Frantic isn't sustainable, focus is more satisfying.

Looking To The World Of Sports To Solve Workplace Burnout

The Huffington Post | Jordan Jayson | Posted 11.04.2014 | Business

By now, stress, burnout, and 24/7 connectivity have become accepted realities of the American workplace. And beyond the toll this takes on our health,...

How To Live In The Moment And Get Work Done At The Same Time

Fast Company | Jenny Dearborn | Posted 09.02.2014 | World

If you are like me, you probably find yourself multitasking more, yet feeling like it really isn’t benefiting you. As a society, we’re stressing o...

Why We Should All Vacation At The Exact Same Time

The Week | Elissa Strauss | | Posted 08.27.2014 | World

It may be summertime, but the living isn't exactly easy. Vacations are increasingly being squeezed by our inability to disconnect and the pile of w...

This Is How You Squash Burnout For Good

Nancie Vito | Posted 10.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancie Vito

Some simple steps to take to reclaim your time and energy include setting limits to how long you spend reading and answering email each day. It's also okay to say "no" when others ask too much of your time.

Your Work Is Not Your Life

Inc. | Howard A. Tullman | Posted 07.30.2014 | World

Very few things in our lives are absolute. Everything is measured by degree, from our attention to our patience to the range and intensity of our emot...

5 Tips To Make Overworked Employees Feel Valued

Karen Miller | Posted 07.25.2014 | Business
Karen Miller

When long hours can't be avoided, here are five impactful tips that can make your employees feel valued and comfortable when putting in extra hours.

Sustainable Success: Training for a Career Marathon, Not a Semester Sprint

Emilie Aries | Posted 09.15.2014 | Women
Emilie Aries

I was burnt out before 25. It was the beginning of my transformation to living life with the understanding that work, love and wellness are connected. So how did I start to live for the long game and not sprint through life like a semester?

5 Signs You're Seriously Overworked

Inc. | Jessica Stillman | Posted 07.09.2014 | World

You'd think it would be easy spot when you're working too hard--long hours, painful wake-ups and general exhaustion are sure tip-offs, right? The funn...

People Are Getting Addicted To Being Busy

Inc. | Jessica Stillman | Posted 06.25.2014 | World

What happens in your brain when you're addicted to something? Psychologists explain that when someone takes their drug of choice, the brain's reward s...

Work-Life Balance Is Going To Be Dead

LinkedIn | Jappreet Sethi | Posted 06.03.2014 | World

Work- Life Balance is dying as a concept, In the ninja world of corporate you make Work, Life & Family choices and the ratio in which you make the cho...

It's Time to Talk: Ending Burnout in Movements for Social Change

Justin Haaheim | Posted 04.25.2014 | Green
Justin Haaheim

It's like trying to run a marathon on no sleep and a twisted ankle, and continuing to do things this way is keeping us from winning victories. We are facing a crisis of planetary proportions. We have got to do better than this.

Burnout: Time to Abandon a Very Costly Collective Delusion

Arianna Huffington | Posted 06.06.2014 | Business
Arianna Huffington

As I've been out on the road talking about Thrive, one question has been coming up again and again, which is some variation of, "hey, it's OK for you to say 'you don't need to burnout' now that you're already successful, but what about those of us just starting out who want to succeed?" It's a good question -- and it seems like a logical one. But its premise is actually flawed in a number of ways. It is based on the dangerous assumption that overwork and burnout are the only path to professional success. A growing number of scientific studies confirm the profound negative effects of burnout and sleep deprivation on every aspect of our health and performance. Our deluded corporate culture may still congratulate employees for working 24/7, but good ideas are much more valuable to a successful business than exhausted employees. They are the lightning in a bottle everyone is trying to capture.

8 Ways to Say No Without Ruining Your Reputation

Adam Grant | Posted 05.12.2014 | Business
Adam Grant

Saying no frees you up to say yes when it matters most. But the rest of the time, how do you say no without burning bridges and jeopardizing your reputation?

Can Wall Street Really Change Its Culture Of Burnout?

Posted 01.29.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

The driven, ambitious bankers on Wall Street are known for working for days at a time, pulling all-nighters and pushing themselves to the limit in a n...

Can We Change Our Culture Of Burnout?

Laurie Erdman | Posted 03.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Laurie Erdman

I'm empathic to those caught in the burnout vortex. I've been in it, and still struggle to not get sucked backed in. I come from good German stock with a work ethic of steel. Even my non-German mother's warning was not enough to sway me 20 years ago.

This May Help You Handle The Holiday-Season Work Stress

Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

By Alison Green for U.S. News If it seems like you're always stretched too thin and never have enough time to complete your work before three new p...

6 Sneaky Causes Of Burnout

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Paula Davis-Laack

While burnout can occur in many life domains (parents, spouses, and caregivers all can experience burnout), much of the burnout research focuses on work.

WATCH: 'I Just Want To Break My Legs So I Don't Have To Go To Work'

Posted 11.05.2013 | Healthy Living

How far is too far when it comes to burnout at work? For former lawyer Lori Ann Wardi, it was when she realized she was wishing she had poor health...

3 Tips To Prevent Burnout At Work

Michael S. Broder, Ph.D. | Posted 11.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael S. Broder, Ph.D.

Burnout can occur when you're not feeling valued by others but even more often occurs when as a result you devalue yourself. Take a few minutes to jot down the reasons you entered your field in the first place.

Anca Dumitru: Are You Taking Charge of Your Stressful Life?

Anca Dumitru | Posted 09.28.2013 | Women
Anca Dumitru

'd been ignoring my symptoms for quite a while: I could no longer focus, I was exhausted, demotivated and unproductive. The closer I would get to my office building every morning, the more I'd become nauseous at the thought of having to go through the same routine all over again.

Why You Should Take A 'Digital Breath'

Judy Martin | Posted 09.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Judy Martin

While taking a digital breath might be contrary to our competitive nature in a 24/7 marketplace, it allows us to take a step back from info-overload and our demanding lives as cogs in the wheels of commerce.

7 Ways To Avoid Mental Burnout

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 09.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Paula Davis-Laack

The more I burned out, the more I just wanted to hole up in my office and avoid people, and that was exactly the opposite of what I should have been doing. I didn't want to let people know how awful I was really feeling because I thought it meant I was weak.