Im devoting my posts this week to topics like stress, school, work, advice, etc since it is midterms week, I know we're all in a frenzy.
The other day I read a really great article on Entrepreneur.com about avoiding occupational burn outs, and I felt compelled to share some of the advice.
Whether or not you're burnt out from your job, these practicals will really help you in other areas that stress you out in your life as well.
You can read the article for yourself here
But I will go ahead and post some of the advice:
1) Set goals and priorities: Practice good time management. Don't fritter the day away on trivial tasks; do your most important projects first.
2) Delegate: Hand off smaller projects and focus on the big issues (I know I'm really prideful in letter other people help me, not matter how big or small the task is, even when they offer to help). Delegation helps employees grow (or in our case, we also grow ourselves and show that we have faith in others)
3) Burn out is contagious: If you're miserable, you better believe the people you work with or live with are miserable or close to it as well. You can try to mask it, but people can usually tell. You have an obligation to take care of yourself, there is no way you can take care of others if you yourself aren't put together. It's kind of like the blind leading the blind; it's a lose lose situation.
I really love this from the article, "There is such a thing as too much of a good thing, and being a workaholic is one prime example. And the irony of it all: You'll be more productive in business when you invest in your life outside of it."
Above all else, make sure you make time for God during these stressful times especially. Feeding your spirit does amazing things and the stress usually *poof* disappears.
Happy Studying/Working/Living Folks!