There are days when I get to the office and I am ready to tackle every project, answer every email, and greet every colleague with a smile and an enthusiastic wave. Then there are those days that are, well, not so much. Starting a project is daunting, each email seems to spawn seven more, and I'd much rather hide under my desk than interact with an overly caffeinated co-worker. I think we've all had those days, which in itself isn't alarming. It is when those days turn into weeks, or even months, that can be troubling and is often an indication of burnout.
Topics: Career Insights
There is nothing like a visit home or a family holiday to make you question your career. Not so much in the introspective, existential, what am I contributing to the world sort of way, but in a nuts-and-bolts sort of way.