Burned Out? Re-Gear and Get Back to Work!!

Updated on: by Miranda Grimm

Working anywhere can often result in being burned out. I have found that many of the home based jobs we all find ourselves in can very easily and quickly cause a bad case of the burn outs. Unfortunately for many of us, it means we spend more time on Facebook or Google than we should. This results in a drop in our pay which means our family situation and lifestyle hurts. The following are my tips for getting out of the every day rut and putting the passion back into our jobs!

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1. Shake it up-
Many of our home based jobs can allow for enough flexibility to do more than one thing. If you are a writer, be sure to have a home based egg that is totally unrelated to writing or researching. Find something more mindless- like KeyforCash. If you do something less creative and more repetitive, like titling at Demand Media, then try something a little more involved like answering questions at Weegy. While the alternatives will probably not pay as well, it will still be an income and will keep your mind focused and in-tune for your main work at home egg.

2. Break it up-
When we are actually in gear and in a groove it can be hard to stop and take a break. But we must pace ourselves to keep that energy lasting. Be sure to learn good stopping points in your daily routine to get up out of your chair and get your blood circulating. Not only is this essential to your health, it will keep you from crashing after a long day of working. Sometimes we also just need to get out of our house! We need to breath in the fresh air and see a new view…something other than a computer screen!

3. Be Healthy-
Our health plays a huge role in all aspects of our life. Being healthy, fit and refreshed from a full night of rest is a great way to keep our minds focused and out of the haze that causes the burned out feeling. Taking care of our bodies will also increase our energy level and allow us to get more accomplished in a given time.

4. Make Goals-
I love lists. Something about crossing off each completed task makes me feel accomplished! The satisfaction of knowing I am moving forward is a huge motivation and keeps me in-gear! Also, having a set goal, whether daily, weekly or monthly, helps boost our desire to work more. Just make sure you do not set yourself up for failure by setting your goals too high.

5. Stay Organized-
There is nothing more overwhelming than a messy clutter. Seeing the piles of papers, household messes and disorganized chaos while trying to work will break your focus. If you are like me, you will find your mind wandering off and thinking about all the things you need to do (besides work). The feeling of being overwhelmed is a main cause many of us are ending and beginning our days burned out from working. I suggest we all dedicate some time each day to re-organizing and de-cluttering our workspace.

Now get back to work!!!

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C. Wilson

April 6, 2011 at 8:11 am

I definitely needed this post today as I have been becoming burnout lately with Titling. Thank goodness I have writing and Livework too. Thanks for the tips!

Brenda Marie

April 6, 2011 at 9:02 am

Goals are the biggest thing to help me stay focused.

Angie

April 6, 2011 at 9:38 am

I am so glad the weather is finally changing. My afternoon walks really do a lot for my mental work state. It's amazing what even 15 minutes outdoors can do.

Miranda

April 6, 2011 at 9:48 am

Yeah you are right Angie. I think getting fresh air really helps us from feeling bogged down. I am so glad it is warming up again! I can't wait to get out and start working in the yard!!!

Bailey

April 6, 2011 at 10:02 am

Great suggestions. There are alternatives if we keep looking for them.

Chrystal Mahan

April 6, 2011 at 11:10 am

Great post today! I have Livework, Weegy, Key for Cash, some other random things, as well as titling. It is a nice break from writing. I reached my own burnout from content writing a few months ago. I don't do much anymore. I tend to write more for myself right now.

Carrie Beasley

April 6, 2011 at 5:45 pm

I hit the point of burnout quite often because I push myself so hard when things are going well. I know that I need breaks for my sanity, but watching the money add up is an addiction!

Theresa Berg

April 7, 2011 at 2:59 pm

This is my problem exactly. I've also noticed that when I find a new site I 'do it to death' and then get burned out. And you're right-if you're burnt out then no money is coming in. Thanks for a great post.

duckletshut

April 7, 2011 at 9:45 pm

great article ! It is good to get outside and get fresh air and get and move around and do something different..

Rona's Home Page

April 9, 2011 at 6:48 pm

I've been noticing how stressed I am when working lately. At times, I find myself grinding my teeth!