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The Happiness Lab with Dr. Laurie Santos

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Season 4

Burnout and How to Avoid It
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If you dread getting out of bed in the morning; if you are bad tempered with co-workers, clients or customers; if you leave work feeling an exhaustion that goes way beyond tiredness... it could be that you’re burned out.

Jonathan Malesic felt all these things as a successful academic, and reflected wistfully on his previous job working as a parking lot attendant. Could it be that taking a high status, high paying job was making him miserable and pushing him beyond the limits of his endurance? Jonathan shares what he learned about burnout while researching his book The End Of Burnout: Why Work Drains Us, And How To Build Better Lives.