Work-from-home burnout: 3 tips to beat it

Work-from-home burnout: 3 tips to beat it

The risk of burnout is high right now. Take a moment to check in with yourself - and use these tips to to avoid work-from-home burnout for yourself and your team

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It’s been more than 100 days since the pandemic hit and most people were told to work from home until further notice. Many of us are still waiting for that notice. How are you holding up?

It’s wise to take a moment to check in with yourself, because the risk of burnout right now is substantial, according to Laura M. Giurge and Vanessa K. Bohns in a recent HBR article

“The lines between work and non-work are blurring in new and unusual ways, and many employees who are working remotely for the first time are likely to struggle to preserve healthy boundaries between their professional and personal lives,” they write. “To signal their loyalty, devotion, and productivity, they may feel they have to work all the time. Afternoons will blend with evenings; weekdays will blend with weekends; and little sense of time off will remain.”

Does this sound familiar? Download their article for three practical tips for avoiding work-from-home burnout, then check out a few related articles below for more advice. Take care. 

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Carla Rudder is a writer and editor for The Enterprisers Project. As content manager, she enjoys bringing new authors into the community and helping them craft articles that showcase their voice and deliver novel, actionable insights for readers.  

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