According to an Eagle hill survey, 58% of people working home complained about feeling burned out. In this blog we will show you what the symptoms are of a work from home burnout and what you can do to prevent them.
The symptoms of work from home burnout may vary widely. Often, employees themselves are not yet aware that they are starting to experience burnout. It is often too late when they realize it. Here are some symptoms by which you can tell that you have a work from home burnout:
– Feeling lazy and not motivated
– Bad sleep routine and sleeplessness
– Having anxiety or depression
– Negative about your job
– Noticing that you are easily irritated
– You are not productive and efficient in your work
– Physical symptoms, for instance headache or indigestion
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1. Take breaks
First and far most it is important that you take breaks during the day. You tend to forget the time because of the amount of work you have to do in a day. However, it’s very important for your health that you take a break. And when we say a break we mean a proper break by going outside for a walk or just sit outside, try to relax and leave the work for after the break.
Set boundaries in the beginning of your day. It’s very tempting to work overtime when you work at home. It’s often just this or one more thing, but at the end of the week you have made a lot more hours than you should have. Try to set times when you work and keep this healthy.
3. Take vacation
When you feel any of these symptoms and you feel when it’s too much, take a vacation! A vacation can really help you to reset and re-energize yourself. This is better for yourself, and for your employer because no one is helped by an employee with a burn-out.
4. Healthy lifestyle
Something to really prevent the burn-out is to try a more healthy lifestyle. Try to work out, this releases endorphin and it helps clear your mind. Also, try to eat more healthy food. This will give you more energy throughout the day. But a good sleep rhythm is very important as well, without enough sleep everything you do will be more challenging.