When you’re consistently working in a toxic environment, the associated stress can often lead to you feeling burnt out. Burnout can show itself in several ways such as becoming sick, dealing with mental health issues, and a loss of motivation. To avoid burnout, there are ways to deal with your toxic work environment more effectively such as not checking emails before you leave for work that day. Also start your day on positive footing such as exercising before you go in for your shift.
- Toxic workplaces are stressful and emotionally taxing, with unrelenting backbiting and interpersonal conflict.
- Some of the signs your workplace may be toxic enough to cause burnout include a persistent dread of going to work, high turnover and high levels of mutual distrust.
- If your workplace is toxic, try to be positive, make friends and avoid conflict, but also be prepared to document everything, just in case.
“If you’re starting to feel the onset of burnout yourself, it may be time to step back and take a look at your work environment.”