Overworked & Stressed? 11 Ways To Avoid Burnout

January 16, 2014  |  

Americans work more than anyone so it’s no wonder we suffer from burnout.

Americans take less vacation, work longer days, and retire later than workers in other industrialized countries. The average full-time American employee works right around 1,700 hours annually (32.69 hours a week), reports Business Insider. Compare this to France, where it is about 1,500 and  Germany at 1,400.

So what is burnout? According to the American Psychological Association’s David Ballard, PsyD, job burnout is “an extended period of time where someone experiences exhaustion and a lack of interest in things, resulting in a decline in their job performance.”

Burnout can wreak havoc on your health, happiness, relationships and job performance, reports Forbes.

You can avoid burnout, however. Here are 11 ways how.

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