A wise man once said "find a job you love and you'll never work a day in your life," but most of us are wise enough to know that we'll probably have to settle for a job we just like. According to the American Institute of Stress, 25% of people say their job is the #1 source of stress in their life, and it's impacting everything from our sleep habits to our mental health.
But it doesn't have to be this way. No matter what you do for a living, you can find what Buddhists call the Middle Way: where the stress and anxiety of your job are in harmony with your peaceful inner life.
Try these 7 methods if you're feeling burnt out.
1. Declutter your work space
If your desk or office is in chaos, that chaos will radiate out to every other part of your job. Tidying up will help improve your focus, making your work seem instantly easier.
2. Make time for yourself
Even if your breaks are limited, be sure to make the most of them. Taking a few moments each day to breathe deep, go for a walk or do some desk yoga can really improve your outlook.
3. Leave your problems at the door
The biggest mistake we make is taking our office problems home, or - even worse - taking stress from our regular lives to work with us. Try and draw a firm line between work hours and home, and don't let any bad thoughts cross from one side to the other.
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