When you hate the job you love

Loving your job isn’t the cure for burn out

  • Burn out
  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Doubt
  • Not caring
  • Tiredness or weariness
  • Overworking or being a workaholic
  • Lack of prioritisation
  • Lack of boundaries
  • Imposter syndrome
  • Hustle culture
  • Busy work

1. The unavoidable need for rest

2. The essential skill of boundaries

  • the boundary between yourself and your workmates, particularly your boss, and
  • the boundary between your job — what you do — and your identity — who you are.
  • Your boundaries on your work hours
  • Your boundaries on “bringing work home” in the form of stress and distractedness
  • Your boundaries between what is your responsibility and what isn’t
  • Your emotional boundary with your colleagues and customers
  • Your boundary between your personal and professional lives

Implementing more rest and boundaries

  • You find that you actually feel better after indulging in that form of rest, and
  • You are able to set a boundary on that form of rest and move on with your day once you’ve rested.

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Lauren Dixon

Lauren Dixon

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