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3 tips that will help you feel more comfortable speaking up at work

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Employee burnout is nothing new, but right now, it’s at an all-time high. An “always on” work culture is beginning to take a toll on employees who feel the need to overcompensate when working from home and will often reply to important emails for 16 hours of their day. So if you’re feeling frustrated and stressed out, you’re not alone. A Deloitte survey revealed that 77% of people had reported feelings of burnout in their current position.

There are several ways you can try to protect yourself against burnout, but most people find out when it’s too late. Early signs of burnout can begin with a lack of energy, enthusiasm, and difficulty concentrating or focusing on a task. But this can quickly escalate into irritability, restlessness, and feeling of isolation. In addition, those affected often blame themselves for not working smarter and more efficiently. One of the most critical aspects of managing burnout is to find the courage to speak up. Although you may feel that’s easier said than done, here are three tips to get the ball rolling.

Remember, hitting rock bottom and feeling burnt does not mean you are incapable of doing your job. It just means you need a little help and support. Your manager is a human being too. They could be going through similar struggles, and they should be familiar with........

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