Over the last year, Burnout has become a big topic and a big problem for those of us working at home.
In this week’s show, I talk about my 35 years of working from home
(and being a single parent raising a daughter while working at home),
and the tips and techniques I’ve used to prevent burnout from happening.
The impact of Covid has not only kicked a bunch of people out of offices, but it has also brought on a level of stress and burnout to those of us who have always worked out of the house.
For those who have had to set up new, make-shift offices in the corner of your dining room, you find yourself totally out of your element, uncomfortable, just trying to settle in enough to pick up where you left off.
Sure, you don’t have the commute anymore, but now you have to set up a brand new at-home work schedule, on the fly, and hope that your internet won’t let you down in the middle of the Zoom call with your team.
And, if you have kids, well that’s a whole other level of dumpster fire to deal with if you are now working from home.
Burnout is also on the rise with those of us who have been working out of the house for a long time.
It’s not a new ritual for us, but the isolation and lack of ANY interaction can bring on a heavy feeling of stress, depression and ultimately burnout.
It’s because for those of us who are already isolated, we depend on those other daily interactions to maintain a sense of attachment with the world.
Without those small but needed interactions, I, personally, have found myself languishing and feeling a little burned out.
Good news is, there is a way to prevent burnout or to cure yourself of the feeling if you are already in the weeds.
Remember, be good to yourself and be good to others.
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