I’ve been hanging out recently with two types of people: 1) exhausted corporate workers whose jobs/lives feel like constant firefighting, and 2) actual firefighters.
Based on my purely anecdotal observations, it seems like the latter group has a lower #burnout rate than the former. Which is insane.
Here are some things I’ve learned about how actual #firefighters work. Maybe the rest of us can copy some of these lessons into the corporate world to make our lives a bit more sustainable.
TLDR: Be realistic. No guilt trips. Less panic. Prioritize physical well being. Create frequent moments of accomplishment and closure.
Does this resonate? Any of these lessons sound relevant to reducing burnout and exhaustion in your job?