Newsroom | Contact Us | September 20, 2019

Our Blog

Are You Burned Out? Do You Know What It Feels Like?

November 30th, 2015

tired-creative-editor-sleeping

We hear the term “burned out” all the time, and it’s often the culprit that gets blamed when a person decides to suddenly walk away from a job. But how do you tell the difference between being burned out and simply having a bad day or week? Differentiating one from the other is tricky but essential for your personal and professional success. With that in mind, we’ve listed some common signs of burn out.

Sleeping Habits

  • You hit the snooze button over and over every morning before going to work.
  • You get home from work feeling exhausted and having no motivation to do the things that you like.
  • You have trouble sleeping or find yourself sleeping at unusual times.
  • You constantly feel like you are overwhelmed and at risk of collapse.

Work Problems

  • You feel especially liberated by the thought of a weekend away from work.
  • You dread the thought of Monday morning and feel depression and anxiety on Sundays.
  • You are hesitant to talk about work with friends and family and describe everything with one-word answers.
  • You avoid spending time with coworkers outside of work.
  • You often fantasize about quitting and plan the imaginary moment out in lurid detail.
  • You can’t remember the last time you felt proud of one of your work accomplishments or satisfied by your professional life.
  • You feel stuck in place and lost in a loop of endless repetition.

Personal Behavior and Reactions

  • You have become more cynical than normal, and your cynicism begins to express itself at inappropriate times.
  • You often lose your temper and begin to lash out at coworkers, friends, family, and strangers.
  • You spend too much of your time complaining about your job to the people close to you.
  • You want to move on from your job but you feel completely unmotivated to look for something new.
  • You notice that your coworkers seem to be walking on eggshells when you are around.
  • You often get asked by coworkers and friends if you are doing ok.
  • You are annoyed when people ask you what you do for a living.
  • You begin to treat coworkers, clients, and customers with disregard and open hostility.

Exhibiting a few of these symptoms is probably not a sign of burnout. But if this list seems particularly familiar then it should raise some red flags. The good news is that moving out of your current job and into something better is likely faster and easier than your expect. Work with The Concorde Group, a leading staffing agency in Westchester County, to get to a place you would rather be.

Concorde_InlineCTA_Looking For Your Next Position_CTA2

Share

How to Find What Your “Passion” Is

January 26th, 2015

August 23rd

You have probably been told since you were very young that you need to find out what your “passion” is and then make it the focus of your life, especially your working life. And if you are like most people, you are still searching for the answer, and fairly convinced it has nothing to do with your current job.

It’s a big question, and the answer is undeniably elusive, but you should never give up trying to find it. Below are some practical strategies that can help you get a deeper, truer sense of what you’re meant to do with your life.

Don’t be Afraid to Quit

For most people, finding their passion is a process of trial and error. That’s why it’s so important to know when something is just not the right fit, and be willing to leave it behind. It’s rare to hear someone encouraging quitting, but the longer you do something you don’t feel passionate about, the more you’re stuck doing it. Remember that you can’t find out what you truly want to do if all your time, energy, creativity, and focus is being sapped away by something you hate. Once you leave that dead end behind, there is nothing left to do but find a different, better path to follow.

Scrutinize Your Curiosity

What would you do if you had a billion dollars? Answering this question helps you think about what you would do with your life if you took away all limits. And it’s only by thinking in these terms that you can figure out what you are genuinely curious about. Setting aside all fears, hesitations, restrictions and expectations reveals your true interests, the things you would ideally dedicate your life to if you could. They may not be as unattainable as you realize.

Make Money a Secondary Concern

You might be rolling your eyes, but the simple fact is that finding and pursuing your passion often requires sacrifice. And if you are concerned first and foremost with making the most amount of money, you are severely limiting your options, and probably doomed to end up on a path you don’t want to follow. If you put those instincts on hold for a while, you are more likely to uncover your true passion and turn that into a lucrative and personally satisfying endeavor down the road.

Invest yourself in these strategies and you are well on your way to discovering your passion. Once you know where you’d rather be, it’s time to turn the dream into a reality with the premier boutique staffing firm in Westchester County. Find resources to help make you more agile and mobile in your professional life by relying on the team at The Concorde Group.

Share
4 West Red Oak Lane, 3rd Floor  |  White Plains, NY 10604  |  P: 914-428-0700  |  Site Map
DESIGN ⇔ GO2 MEDIA DESIGN

Employment Agency, Temporary Staffing Service, Permanent Recruitment, Staffing Solutions, Temp Agency, Job Placement Agencies, Staffing Agency, Temporary Staffing Solutions