Letters to the Editor

November 13, 2012

Avoid burnout through prayer

A Com-Psych corporation survey of nearly 2,000 employees says that more workers than ever report feeling burnout from their jobs. During a recession, companies downsize, but the work doesn’t go away. It just shifts to remaining employees. About two in three workers report high levels of stress with extreme frustration and a feeling of being out of control. Prolonged employee stress eventually turns into decreased performance and absenteeism.

A Com-Psych corporation survey of nearly 2,000 employees says that more workers than ever report feeling burnout from their jobs. During a recession, companies downsize, but the work doesn’t go away. It just shifts to remaining employees. About two in three workers report high levels of stress with extreme frustration and a feeling of being out of control. Prolonged employee stress eventually turns into decreased performance and absenteeism.

The Lord is our stress relief. He has given us the avenue of prayer so that we can carry all of our stress to him and he will take care of us (1 Peter 5:7). The Bible says, “Don’t worry about anything, but pray about everything, and the peace of God that passes all understanding will keep your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:6-8). This is how to avoid burnout.

The writer is minister at the Myrtle Beach Church of Christ

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