Learn to Deal with Job Burnout

Last Updated Jul 31, 2007 12:00 PM EDT

burnout.jpgYou know the feeling: You just can't slog through another day of the same work, the same meetings, the same everything. It's called burnout, and it happens to just about everyone at one time or another. Before you do something drastic (like sending your boss an "I quit!" e-mail), check out Web Worker Daily's tips for coping with job burnout. For example:
Get some help Maybe all of your tasks are satisfying but there are just too many of them. Explore whether you can outsource some of them (if you work for yourself) or get another employee to help you (if you work for someone else). Perhaps outsourcing some of your personal chores would free enough time to allow you to get back on top of your work responsibilities.
Other suggestions include switching projects, offloading some responsibilities, starting a side job, and taking a sabbatical (which, alas, isn't an option for everyone). Have you found a worthwhile way to cope with burnout? Help your fellow workers and post it in the Comments! Photo by Pal Berge.
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