One of the side effects to the last 5 or so months of working from home life is burnout according to some new findings that I read the other day.
That in itself is not surprising, but it’s worth reminding you.
For a couple of reasons.
The first one being that it doesn’t hurt to check in and give yourself a reality check if you need it.
Cause if things are becoming a problem, there needs to be an intervention before it goes downhill fast.
It is hard right now.
From a lot of conversations I’ve been having with people lately there seems to be a common theme.
People are getting smashed with workload and there really isn’t an end in sight.
It’s not as if there’s an end in sight until the world can get back to ‘normal’.
It’s all a bit grey.
With the workload thing, there’s often the expectation for the extra work cause ‘you should consider yourself lucky to still have a job right now’ thinking.
And if you’re one of the people that would’ve had a mid year winter break and get away for a week or so, chances are this didn’t happen.
I know we were planning a short July school holidays getaway that didn’t happen.
So that chance for a recharge didn’t exactly happen.
Which brings me to you.
How are things doing right now?
Are you looking after you?
By that I mean, sure you may not be able to control your workload too much, but you can still try and control the other side of things.
That’s your physical and mental health.
By that I mean making time for you.
Exercise and downtime wise.
Obviously as a parent, the opportunity for some downtime doesn’t happen as often as it used to, but it is still important to try and tag team at least.
And now with spring coming around next week, the exercise thing outdoors is going to be even more inviting.
So don’t forget to cross off that too.
Sleep is the final thing that needs to be done.
Sure, we’re all going to have some bad or late nights from time to time.
So long as that’s not the norm, you are doing the best you can to try and avoid the burnout.
Finally, if you are struggling with burnout right now, please go back and read this.
Try and focus on something you can do until you can have a break from work.
And if you need help in the exercise way, or even otherwise, please reach out.
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