Here’s a confession: For the last week or so I’ve felt a little drained. Low energy, low motivation, a sense that something is a little off. It’s nothing serious, but one of those passing phases we’re all familiar with when things feel overwhelming.
As an old editor of mine used to put it: My mojo is a little off.
There are countless reasons we get in these funks, ranging from tough deadlines and scheduling conflicts to problems with co-workers or new stressors at home. Sometimes there isn’t even a reason and you’re just having one of those weeks.
It’s normal to go through these phases. According to a recent study, one in five highly engaged employees is at risk of burnout. “Quite honestly in America we glorify stress,” one professor told us. “And that’s another thing that leads people to be quiet and shut up about some of the stressors they’re facing because they don’t want to be viewed about not doing their best.”
Sound familiar? If so, here a few ideas to help you dig out.
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