If you’re struggling to switch off from work even if the day’s over and you’re headed to bed, it’s a telling sign you’re struggling to achieve work-life balance. To help your overall well-being, here are some tips to avoid a burnout without disrupting your professional life.
Everyone’s roles ebb and flow a bit in the workplace but sometimes we experience more flow than we can handle. When that continues on for a sustained amount of time, it can lead to a number of negative feelings, including burnout.
The World Health Organisation defines burnout as an ‘occupational phenomenon’, which can be characterised by the following feelings:
- feelings of energy depletion or exhaustion;
- increased mental distance from one’s job, or feelings of negativism or cynicism related to one’s job; and
- reduced professional efficacy.
Feeling completely at your wits end may also be an outcome of working from home consistently if your office is still shut due to COVID-19 or, you’re still not 100 per cent comfortable being in a public space.
If you’re experiencing similar feelings, there are some simple changes you can make to help alleviate the stress, according to this infographic of science-backed tips provided by NetCredit.
It recommends undertaking small tasks such as tidying and organising your desk, listening to music, asking a colleague for help with your workload and getting a good night’s sleep.
Check out the full list of tips below.
This article has been updated since its original publication.