Stress burnout is now recognized as an official medical diagnoses by physicians across America, and one of the most common reasons for this diagnosis is a stressful work environment. Knowing how to healthily cope with routine stressors throughout your day can drastically reduce the amount of anxiety and exhaustion. There are tons of small tidbits you can follow in order to set boundaries from a toxic workplace, such as using an alarm clock that isn’t your smartphone so you aren’t met with emails and notifications from work first thing in the morning.
- A toxic workplace is full of negativity, factionalism, backbiting and stress, all of which can impact your health and your motivation.
- Try to seek out friendships with more positive coworkers, while slowly reducing contact with more negative ones.
- Document negative events while also trying to build up job skills for the future.
“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. Are you just run down, or is something more sinister afoot?”