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According to a recent University of Phoenix survey more than half (55 percent) of employed U.S. adults say they have experienced burnout. Of those who experienced burnout 68 percent experienced fatigue, 65 percent experience anxiety and 48 percent experience depression.

Feelings of burnout can be brought on by a number of things including a heavy workload, workplace stress, caregiving and competing demands (i.e. from personal/family life). While our culture is slowly understanding the importance of mental wellness in the workplace, we need to take steps to manage our burnout. If we don’t, it not only reduces our productivity, it spills into area of our lives such as home, social and our physical health.

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