In the Zone: How to Get Through Struggle of Career Burnout
Black Enterprise Magazine July/August 2018 Issue

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Professional burnout can be a common reality for many of today’s workers. Whether you just need a break or you’re ready to call it quits on one career to start another, compounded stress can lead to mental and physical exhaustion, as well as other negative reactions.

You may be disinterested in work, feeling overwhelmed or just not willing to get up and go. You may loathe even the thought of taking those steps toward your office door and sitting down in your cubicle. You may find yourself slacking off or getting consistently low performance reviews or numbers. Career burnout is no joke.

So, how do you get through it, especially in cases where you can just up and quit or go off on an exotic vacation? Brazen Careerist offers tips on how to navigate times of burnout to avoid a full shut-down, or avoid it all together:

Establish a burnout symptoms checklist.
Create a “best life” schedule.
Equip yourself with a just-in-case toolbox.
Master compassionate detachment.

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Janell Hazelwood

Janell Hazelwood is associate managing editor at Black Enterprise, managing content across core areas of Money, Career, Small Business and Technology. She is also a featured blogger with My Two Cents, providing insights on branding, millennial career development, employment trends and leadership. She was previously a content producer and copy editor for Black Enterprise magazine, working across several editorial sections. The Hampton University graduate got her start in the newspaper industry, having worked for companies including The New York Times and Scripps Howard News Service. Her works and insights have appeared on The Huffington Post, MadameNoire, E!Online, Brazen Careerist, CBS News, and Arise TV.


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