For many workers, their new “normal” routine consists of getting out of bed and logging on to work. The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in thousands of employees working from their kitchen tables or living rooms rather than the office.
If you’re working remotely and feeling burned out, you’re not alone. A survey by Monster, an online employment platform, revealed that 69% of remote employees are experiencing burnout.
According to the World Health Organization, you may have burnout if you experience the following symptoms:
The negative effects of burnout can extend beyond the workplace and into your home and personal life. Burnout can also increase your risk of getting sick and developing chronic conditions.
Fortunately, there are steps you can take to reduce your stress and risk of burnout while you work from home. Here are some strategies to try:
Implementing healthy coping mechanisms—such as exercising, hanging out with friends or taking time off from work—can also help alleviate your stress. If you feel like you’re burned out, you should talk to your supervisor or manager, as they may be able to help you reduce your job stress or direct you to valuable workplace resources.