How do we manage “job burnout”?

Posted by Rex Alexander on Thu 13 Dec 18 in Demanding, Demanding, Depression, job burn out, Low Frustration Tolerance, Perfectionism |

A reader asks about managing job burnout

What a great topic!

There is an expectation that has become common since the 1960’s that work is “supposed” to be fulfilling, satisfying, fun, even meaningful . . . 




When this becomes a full-fledged demand, however, it can provoke serious disturbance and dysfunction.  Of course, those are nice qualities (fulfilling, satisfying, fun)  if you can get them, particularly if you have taken the steps to infuse them into your own work experience.  But, let’s be real, this issue  of so called “burn out” is a problem of the pampered, privileged classes in developed countries.  Most people outside of those circles are too busy making a living to concern  themselves with such highfalutin concepts.

Although the titles in the “…For Dummies” series are a bit precious-sounding and seem to trivialize their important subjects, getting a work accepted is quite difficult and the publisher imposes strict discipline and quality control. This is a “real” book with useful important content.  ~Rex




Having said that, REBT-CBT is superbly suited to disputing the nutty thinking that causes disturbed feelings at and about work, and provokes dysfunctional behavior which makes the problem worse . . . and so on.


Khon Kaen,Thailand





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