It may seem like an oxymoron to say taking action and taking breaks are important, but both are. When you spend your time overanalyzing a problem, trying to get to the root cause that may simply not be evident at the time and don’t start taking action to resolve a situation, you can fall victim to paralysis by analysis which is deadly in business. Taking breaks is just as important, avoiding burnout and ensuring you are refreshed and ready for your day, week, or even the next couple hours can help ease your mind.
4 Reasons to Stop Thinking and Start Doing
As much as thinking is an important part of the decision making process the ability to know when to stop thinking and start taking action is a very important part of the equation as well. Often in business or even in our personal lives we will continually look for the cause or see if we can review something from a different perspective, all the while nothing is getting done. As important as it is to review situations and understand the reason something happened, it’s to be caught up in analysis-paralysis and end up not taking any action at all.
The Secrets to Recognizing and Avoiding Burnout
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On days or during weeks when we feel there are far too many demands upon us and not enough resources to complete the tasks at hand, along with a shortened amount of time to get the job done, we can certainly feel stressed and overworked. This can lead to burnout if it becomes a habitual problem and eventually cause us to feel we don’t have anything to help us out of this downward spiral. Even when we find ways to rise above and perform the tasks at a high level this can take its toll on us in a physical, emotional and psychological way. For some this means retreating into themselves, for others it could mean unexplained trips to the emergency room, and still for others it may lead to a feeling of needing to change jobs. Regardless of the feelings, burnout is a real problem that requires real solutions. Before you quit your job or end up in a hospital bed, some things that may help address burnout are, reordering your day, creating realistic goals, becoming okay with good enough, creating recovery rituals, and taking time off. Read through this article to learn some specifics about each one and help yourself avoid burnout.
Hiring Discrimination against Tattoos and Piercings
With the increase in the number of people who have tattoos and piercings, some grassroots attempts have been made to try and have laws pass to protect these individuals against hiring discrimination, similar to laws that protect against discriminating on the basis of age, gender, disability, national origin, pregnancy and several others. The fact is, tattoos and body piercings are not protected nor is anyone who wears an unnatural hair color or unique hair styles. Because there is no protection when it comes to hiring, when you are considering a new tattoo or piercing, placement on your body should be a serious consideration. Some companies can and do discriminate against piercings and tattoos in visible areas of the body, especially the face. Knowing this, it’s wise to keep your options open and when you do choose to get a tattoo, have it placed somewhere you can easily cover it with your normal clothing, thus avoiding the discrimination that might come with your new body art.