A recent study of 288 managers in a Sino-Japanese automobile manufacturer showed that job satisfaction and utilization of social support had preventive effects on the emotion exhaustion.
This study underscores the importance of two major modalities at your disposal to prevent job burnout.
1. Love your work. Look at your work challenges with positive emotions. Do not whine about your work. Look for humor in every situation. Try to earn your living by loving. And if you are stuck in a job you hate, look for a job in a different setting. You may end up taking a pay cut, but it would be worth it.
2. Seek social support. You might be keeping your stress bottled up. Maybe you don’t want others to worry. Maybe you are too tired to talk about your stress. Stay open. Seek help. Let go of your ego. Openly talk about your job dissatisfaction and stress with your friends and family openly and often. You will find this immensely therapeutic. It will also enrich your relationship as you share your challenges with your loved ones.
Thanks for working hard to serve humanity. God bless you.Tags: burnout, Occupational stress, Social support, Work–life balance