From Surviving To Thriving: Coping Mechanisms At Work

Last updated 23 May 2017 . 3 min read

When you first start out in a new job, it’s all hunky dory. You are full of energy and want to take new responsibilities head on.

However, as time passes, you may find it difficult to keep pace with the demands of the job. Here’s help at hand. Just follow some of the steps listed here to keep burnout at bay:

  • Don’t procrastinate, prioritizeWhen it comes to work, be sure to prioritize your tasks and make sure you do not procrastinate. Keeping on top of things will ensure you don’t crash and burn. 

  • Give yourself room to grow: There will always be deadlines to meet, but it is important to give your brain the space to think of new ideas. Productivity is not about working round the clock, it is about delivering quality results on time.

  • Learn to take setbacks in your stride: The road to career progression may see some roadblocks, setbacks and criticism. Don’t take things to heart. Learn from your mistakes and do better next time.

  • Stay healthy: Don’t neglect your health. Late nights and back-to-back shifts are a reality of most modern jobs, and they take their toll on one’s health, both physically and mentally. When you’re not fit enough to take on new challenges, you will not be able to grow. So make sure you are not working at the cost of your health.

  • Maintain a healthy work-life balance: Make sure you aren’t defined only by your work. Explore different sides to your personality and enjoy your personal time.

  • Bring your passion to work: Personal growth is just as important as professional development. It is important to enjoy hobbies and indulge in your personal interests. See how you can infuse your passions and interests into your work. This will help you grow holistically.

Over time, a high stress job can sap your energy. The best way to avoid a burnout, of course, is to find a workplace that focuses on you and your well being and not just on work. 

Look for workplaces where employees are encouraged to bring their passions to work, where they have the flexibility to manage both home and career—organizations where you can thrive.

Explore exciting career opportunities at Accenture!


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