Daneen Skube

Burnout is a sign you need to take a break

Burnout is a sign you need to take a break

Q. I have had a heck of a 2017 and am exhausted all the time. My fear is that my fatigue is showing in my lack of motivation and work ethic. Life is hard right now, and work is even harder. How do you help your clients when they are burned out and barely functioning?

A. The way you can function when you are exhausted is to brainstorm large and small ways to put gas back in your tank. If you try to keep going without taking breaks, you will make mistakes, get sick or simply be unproductive.

The No. 1 reason my burned out clients don't take breaks is that they believe they are indispensable at work. They are afraid that if they are not constantly focusing on their work projects,...

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