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How Frequently Should You Take a Vacation? How Frequently Should You Take a Vacation?

I know, you’re busy and you have work to do, but you also need to take some time off to recharge those batteries. So, should you plan one big vacation for the year? Or should you sparse out your days for multiple vacations throughout? Quantity can sometimes beat quality.

How Playing Hooky From Work Can Boost Your Productivity How Playing Hooky From Work Can Boost Your Productivity

Feeling stressed? Tired? Skipping out on work might seem wrong, but according to one neuroscientist, it could end up making you more productive in the long run.

How Do You Deal With Burnout at Work? How Do You Deal With Burnout at Work?

Work hard enough for long enough and eventually, you’ll hit burnout. It happens, but it’s never convenient for your boss. So, how do you let your employer know that you need a break before you break?

The Easiest Way to Beat Burnout Is to Ignore the Irritating Crap and Work The Easiest Way to Beat Burnout Is to Ignore the Irritating Crap and Work

Everyone has annoying coworkers to deal with, but how you deal with them and adapt will define whether you have a good day at work or a bad one. A new study says that if you can, the best way to deal with your coworkers’ nonsense is to just ignore it—and take pleasure in ignoring it.

Four Simple Remedies for Avoiding Burnout Four Simple Remedies for Avoiding Burnout

After working on a demanding grant application for a charity for several weeks, I was exhausted. When my boss asked me to perform simple tasks it was all I could do not to snap at her. And when my colleagues and friends asked how the new job was going, I made cynical jokes about how it was a waste of time. I didn’t…

Use These Scripts to Talk to Your Boss When You’re Overworked Use These Scripts to Talk to Your Boss When You’re Overworked

Being a productive, hard worker doesn’t mean you need to accept an unreasonable workload. If you’re feeling overwhelmed, here’s what to say to your manager to get their help choosing your priorities, and prevent you from burning out.

The Three Strategies We Use to Deal With a Job That Requires 24/7 Attention The Three Strategies We Use to Deal With a Job That Requires 24/7 Attention

In an ideal world, you shouldn’t have to hear from your boss once you clock out. Some jobs, especially salaried positions, that may be a pipe dream. When a job demands attention at all hours, we tend to have three ways of dealing with it.

Cut the Cord On Your Work Periodically to Avoid Burnout Cut the Cord On Your Work Periodically to Avoid Burnout

It’s Saturday afternoon and you’re relaxing at home. Have you checked your work email today? If so, you’re probably contributing to your own burnout.

If You Work More Than 50 Hours a Week, You're Probably Not Getting More Done If You Work More Than 50 Hours a Week, You're Probably Not Getting More Done

Anyone who’s ever worked more than 50 hours a week knows what burnout feels like. To add insult to injury, you’re probably not even getting any more work done by staying late.

Why Perfectionism and Burnout Go Hand in Hand Why Perfectionism and Burnout Go Hand in Hand

Perfectionism is often treated as a virtue—especially in the workplace—but research shows that the self-imposed pressure perform flawlessly just leads to eventual burnout. Perfection simply isn’t how you should measure success.

How to Recognize the Signs of Burnout Before You're Burned Out How to Recognize the Signs of Burnout Before You're Burned Out

Once you recognize you’re burned out, you can pull yourself back from the ledge, but it’d be best to never get there in the first place. Luckily, the signs are usually right in front of you: you just don’t want to see them, or you’re too busy actually working to recognize them. If you keep an eye out, you’ll be able…

Respect Promises Made to Yourself as if They Were Made to Someone Else Respect Promises Made to Yourself as if They Were Made to Someone Else

It’s easy to break a promise to yourself because it only affects you. Here’s why you should take promises you make to yourself more seriously, and how to start off easy so you don’t let yourself down again.

Cap Off the Workday with a Pre-Selected Item on Your To-Do List Cap Off the Workday with a Pre-Selected Item on Your To-Do List

If you’re not careful, work can take over your life and creep into your precious personal time. It’s not always easy to know when to finish your workday, but picking something to cap it off ahead of time can help.

Not Taking Time Off Is Like Getting a Pay Cut (If You Get Paid Vacation) Not Taking Time Off Is Like Getting a Pay Cut (If You Get Paid Vacation)

It feels good to be productive and become a super worker, but time off is important for keeping up your happiness and avoiding burnout. If you’re a salaried employee that gets paid vacation, however, it’s even more important because not taking it is the same as doing work for free.

How I Broke Out of My Social Comfort Zone by Saying Yes to Everything How I Broke Out of My Social Comfort Zone by Saying Yes to Everything

Ever since I can remember, I’ve been predisposed to saying “no” to social plans. If something isn’t within my comfort zone, I tend to avoid it. But there’s a problem: when you don’t experience new things, life can get boring. Mine had recently landed somewhere between extreme doldrums and “what’s it even matter what…

"You Can Complete a Project by Dropping It" "You Can Complete a Project by Dropping It"

It may feel like every project you take on is important, but when you give your time and energy to something, it takes it away from something else. Sometimes the best way to finish a project is to just drop it completely.

Give Up on Unnecessary Projects to Accomplish More Give Up on Unnecessary Projects to Accomplish More

You probably have one major project that’s been on your to-do list for ages. Weeks, or even months, in fact. Here’s a productivity tip that should help: just drop it.

How to Develop a Jack of All Trades Mindset and Never Be Bored Again How to Develop a Jack of All Trades Mindset and Never Be Bored Again

Being a jack of all trades means never being bored again. It also means building confidence, being adaptable, and being a good leader—but it requires the right mindset. Whether you want to branch out a little or wish you could do it all, this guide will help point you in the right direction.

Streamline Productivity with the "Minimum Effective Dose” for Tasks Streamline Productivity with the "Minimum Effective Dose” for Tasks

When you feel overwhelmed with all of the things you have to do every day, finding the most efficient way to tackle your tasks is the key. You can save yourself a lot of grief if you find the "minimum effective dose" for your tasks.

The Surprising Benefits (and Pitfalls) of Being a "Jack of All Trades" The Surprising Benefits (and Pitfalls) of Being a "Jack of All Trades"

People look down on the multitalented—even the phrase “Jack of all trades, master of none” has a bit of a negative caveat. But there are a lot of hidden perks that come with being a Jack. These are the best reasons you might want to reconsider the notion that a Jack of All Trades can’t be equally as successful.

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