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Work Burnout

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 07.16.2014 | 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.

Job Burnout Is a Risk for Heart Disease

Dike Drummond, M.D. | Posted 07.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Dike Drummond, M.D.

A research paper published in the journal Psychosomatic Medicine in 2012 is showing a solid link between job burnout and the risk of coronary heart di...

Three-Quarters Of Your Doctor Bills Are Because Of This

Joe Robinson | Posted 07.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Joe Robinson

There seems to be a trend here. Illness and stress. Spending wild amounts of money and stress. The culprit behind so many of our health problems is staring us in the face. Want to cut chronic diseases and health bills? Start with stress, the crisis at the heart of the health care crisis.

Benzos, Stimulants and Sleeping Pills: The High-Performance Cocktail

Tracey Marks, M.D. | Posted 03.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Tracey Marks, M.D.

If you decompress, you become more efficient and less anxious, and you sleep better. Slowly integrating other healthy lifestyle choices such as exercise and good diet can help you rid yourself of the need for the high-performance cocktail.

5 Steps To Avoid Mental Burnout

Linden Schaffer | Posted 12.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Linden Schaffer

It's important to realize that most of us have multiple stressors in our life, and tackling them all at once can be overwhelming and counterproductive. Instead, start with one big stressor or several smaller stressors and test the waters.

Stop Working. Start Playing. (Sound Good?)

Levi Ben-Shmuel | Posted 07.18.2012 | Healthy Living
Levi Ben-Shmuel

As my energy and enthusiasm for life returned, I acknowledged the underlying cause of my near collapse. I let my spirit get out of alignment with my day-to-day life.

Are You Too Passionate For Your Own Good?

Scott Barry Kaufman | Posted 10.18.2011 | Healthy Living
Scott Barry Kaufman

The type of passion one has matters -- not just for work, but for many other areas of life. What kind of you passion do you have? Do you feel a compulsive need to work, or are you easily able to disengage?