Why Some People Get Burned Out and Others Don’t

Why Some People Get Burned Out and Others Don’t

Do you ever marvel at the people in your life who seem to handle a stressful job or long work hours with humor, grace, and ease? We all do, but chances are it didn’t come easily. We all face work-related stress and learning how to deal with it in a healthy way can save you from burnout in the long run. 

Chances are these people know some of the secrets that can save you from burnout: don’t be the source of your own stress or set unattainable goals, recognize your own limitations, and reevaluate your perspective and attitude. In this article, I’ll dive into those tips and more to help you handle stress more successfully.  

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Writing by Dr. Kandi Wiens

Dr. Kandi Wiens

I am a researcher, speaker, executive coach, and leadership development facilitator. I’m also a Senior Fellow at The University of Pennsylvania, where I teach in the PennCLO Executive Doctoral Program, the Penn Master’s in Medical Education Program, and Wharton Executive Education. All of my work is deeply rooted in the latest positive psychology, emotional intelligence, and mindset research.

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