According to the authors of meQuilibrium: 14 Days to Cooler, Calmer and Happier, beating burnout is a four-part process. First, think of our responsibilities as the way we minimize problems and maximize positivity. Second, look at the good things we get from doing necessary chores. Third, think about the things we like to do and how they make us feel; then do more of them or add other stuff here and there that we'd like to do. Fourth, do something pleasurable to offset something challenging or unappealing that we had to do.
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