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Five ways to avoid burnout

You may not be able to change your stressy workplace, but you can at least view it through a different lens – one that pulls your wellbeing into focus, says Jo Maher

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I have read a lot recently about teachers in FE feeling fatigued, frustrated by the large volumes of marking and increasingly stressed. It is clear that work in the education sector is highly demanding. But in any industry, any individual who experiences physical, emotional or mental exhaustion – and perceives that they cannot cope with the demands placed on them – is susceptible to burnout. This can lead to disengagement and ultimately withdrawal from their role.

An understanding of the causes of burnout and strategies for prevention, even when the demands of the job remain constant, may go ...

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