How to Tell Your Boss You’re Burned Out

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Physical symptoms such as exhaustion most of the time, headaches, and muscle aches

Getting sick often

A negative attitude about work or your career

Feeling like everything is overwhelming or your efforts are futile

Neglecting your own needs, as if you’re a pushover

Withdrawing from new responsibilities, challenges, and people

Procrastinating, mainly avoidance or work or it taking longer because you can’t concentrate

Short-tempered, especially with colleagues

Difficulty sticking to regular self-care (i.e. exercise, eating well, etc.)

Loss of motivation and optimism

1. Don’t Enable Workaholic Behavior

2. Set Appropriate Boundaries

3. Find Win-Wins

4. Say No Discerningly

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