Avoid physical and mental burnout while working from home requires recognizing the symptoms first. Having aches, pains, and headaches are clear signs that you might be working too hard and not taking enough time to de-stress. Taking some time to meditate is a nice idea. In addition, making sure that you signal to your mind that you are done working is beneficial. Changing your clothes and walking away from your workspace can help you divide work and life balance.
- When you have finished working for the day, do not leave your work stuff sitting out where you might be tempted.
- Set aside time every day to relieve your stress by meditating, doing deep breathing exercises, or socializing via Zoom.
- Officially schedule times for movies, walks, or Zoom calls so that you are not always working.
“While burnout is not an official diagnosis, experts agree the phenomenon involves feeling overwhelmed and lacking the energy or resources to overcome the obstacles standing in your way.”