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Everybody Burns Out Eventually. Here’s How You Can Fight It

Do you suffer from exhaustion, cynicism, and inefficiency at work? Does the idea of getting up and going into the office fill you with dread? You might be suffering from burnout. While we tend to throw around the term, it's a specific psychological state. People who work in high-stress, high-stakes professions, such as medicine, are the most at risk. Yet even we cube-dwellers can overextend ourselves and reach a breaking point.

This week on Game Plan, Rebecca and Francesca seek advice on how to avoid burnout from Wharton professor and author of Give and Take Adam Grant. He explains how to be a "giver" at work without losing enthusiasm and energy for your job.

You spend more time at your job than anywhere else. Each week, Game Plan hosts Rebecca Greenfield and Sam Grobart take a close look at the way we live our lives at work—our frustrations, dilemmas, habits, and anything else that happens in the office.


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