In “Overcoming Job Burnout: How to Renew Enthusiasm for Work” by Dr. Beverly Potter,” job burnout is defined as “a malaise of the spirit in which motivation, that mysterious force that gets us moving is damaged or even destroyed.” Just like relationship enthusiasm, job enthusiasm waxes and wanes over time, and it takes work to stay motivated. When we can’t, we usually find a new job.
Although finding a new job is the default route for most suffers of job burnout, it’s not the only option. Training for counselors in the form of continuing education courses can help keep a job feeling fresh and challenging. When you’re learning new information and skills, you are much less likely to feel stagnant or uninterested in your work. Sign up for a McKissock class and discover how to revitalize your counseling work.