The Secret to Avoiding Burnout
Nearly 25 percent of employees claim they're constantly burnt out
Burnout is nothing new -- the Roman physician Galen wrote about the condition in the 2nd century AD -- but these days the problem has reached near epidemic proportions.
One recent Gallup poll found nearly a quarter of employees claim they're constantly burnt out, while a massive 44 percent reported feeling sometimes burnt out. All that exhaustion costs something like $125 billion to $190 billion in health-care spending a year.
One way to avoid becoming part of these grim statistics yourself is to take it easy, but if you've got big ambitions or a high-powered position, a laid back life probably isn't an option. If you're on this high-achieving track, what's your remedy? One great place to look for answers is Google.
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