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How to feel better, happier, more awake and more confident at work — in 10 easy steps

How to feel happy at your job and fight burnout: These work-life hacks will help boost your motivation.

Remember how you felt on the first day of your exciting new job? If that glow has faded, you might be experiencing workplace burnout or brownout. What’s brownout? While burnout is extreme enough to make you totally check out, brownout might be a creeping drop in your energy and motivation — making it harder to get work done.

Burnout doesn’t just hurt job performance; it can affect health and alter brain function. Thankfully, there are techniques to boost motivation without changing jobs.

“For many, liking your job more means doing work that is either meaningful or challenging, or both,” Julie Cohen, an executive career coach and CEO of Work. Life. Leader. said in an email interview. Following these tips can help you find more meaning and enjoyment in your career — and life.

1. Don’t let the minutiae get you down

When dealing with to file. “So often we can get caught up and over-burdened by the day-to-day stresses and we can become disconnected from the greater purpose of what we’re doing,” Julie Lynch, founder of Uncommon Consulting, said in an email interview.

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