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  • Writer's pictureRicky Tam

How I Tackle Burnout and Claim Work-Life Balance by Asking Myself These Questions

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Photo by Aziz Acharki on Unsplash

Do you find yourself feeling constantly tired or exhausted after work? Does your workload seem to be getting heavier, but you don’t feel like you are making any progress?

Do you have an ever-expanding list of unfinished work tasks, but feel like you can’t accomplish anything? You’re not alone. Many people feel the same way about their work and the state of their life.

If you’re looking for tips on how to tackle burnout and work fatigue, you’ve come to the right place. In this article, I’ll share with you the tips I did to claim work-life balance by asking myself these questions.

Am I feeling overwhelmed by my work?

It is normal to feel overwhelmed with work at one point or another. When I feel overwhelmed by my work, I find it helpful to take a step back and look at the situation from a different perspective. If I apply a game-like mentality to my work, it becomes much easier and less stressful. Sometimes we have to make tough decisions that are not fun, but it is our responsibility as adults to do what is best for the future of ourselves. When I think of it this way, it becomes much easier for me to stay motivated during difficult periods of my job.

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Photo by Christian Erfurt on Unsplash

What is my dream job? What are my passions?

I make a point to always review my current state and compare it with what I really like. What am I up to now? What things make me happy? These are the things that matter in your life and you should never forget them.

There’s no perfect job in this world but as long as you know what you’re passionate about, it’s easier to find the right path for your life. If you can’t get satisfaction from work, explore your passions outside of it.

Photo by Clark Tibbs on UnsplashIs my work-life balance at risk? What is the value of my work and time?
Photo by Clark Tibbs on UnsplashIs my work-life balance at risk? What is the value of my work and time?

Is my work-life balance at risk? What is the value of my work and time?

Managing your work-life balance can be a major challenge as many people are forced to work long hours and feel like they don’t have any time to enjoy life outside of the office. However, it is important to ensure that you make time for leisurely activities, downtime with friends and family — whatever makes you happy!

We all want to make money and be successful in our careers. But it is important to focus on the experience and growth that we gain. Focusing on our long-term goals will not only provide us with a sense of satisfaction, but it will also better prepare us for the future.

Why should I deal with my career challenges?

As a person who is looking for meaning in life, we need to know that there will be challenges and obstacles to overcome, particularly in the work aspect which is a core part of our life. Life will always present you with challenges. If you can find meaning in those challenges then you should be able to find success and happiness.

Do not forget that you are not the only one facing these challenges. There are many other people out there who will be there to support you. It can be easy to feel discouraged in the workplace when we face difficulties, but those trials teach us valuable lessons that will make us better able to handle them on our next go-around and become more resilient people.

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Photo by Ben White on Unsplash


We’ve been trying our best to find a work-life balance so you can be successful and both happy in your company and with your personal life. It may be hard to achieve, but we hope the above questions & steps make it a bit easier for you. It’s important to find what you like about your work environment. That way, you can be happy and have a career that continues to grow. Find work you love and your passion will stay with you!




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