Employee burnout is a huge concern across industries in almost every country in the world. It is rightly said that burnout is an epidemic in the world today. Employees are overwhelmed
with heavy workloads and tight deadlines, which have just been amplified in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The most common symptoms of employee burnout are emotional and physical exhaustion, low productivity, feelings of negativity and the like.
Gumtree wants to help. Here are our tips to avoid burnout and stay positive at the workplace:
- Prioritise self-care: Employees must focus on replenishing their physical and mental energy through good sleep, healthy food, social interactions, and a robust fitness regimen. Taking care of yourself and your needs is essential in keeping a positive outlook.
- Change in perspective: it is easier to focus on mindfulness and positivity at home. However, when you get to work, you are faced with the same deadlines and work challenges. Curbing cynicism and taking each task as it comes will bring about a well- needed change in mindset that can help avoid pressure and stress. Understand that you have limitations to how much you can do and do not take on more than that.
- Re-evaluate: The previous point focuses on looking at work in a positive manner. However, you must also evaluate which relationships in your life, both personal and professional, are putting undue pressure on you. Communicate with them and put your mental and physically well-being at the forefront. You can expect pushbacks or unpleasantness but remember that your mental health is most important.
- Find enriching connections: Your personal and professional development depends greatly on the people and connections around you. Fill your life with enriching relationships that are positive and help you grow.
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