Our well-being and mental health can sometimes take a backseat to the stressors that encompass our everyday lives. Whether it be work or family commitments we all have something that triggers stress. When this occurs, we can sometimes forget to take a breather when situations become too stressful to manage and with this, take the necessary time to care for ourselves. Work has quickly become the primary focus in many people’s lives, even if it means sacrificing our well-being. Taking care of ourselves should be the primary focus, and it is important that your workplace creates a supportive environment for you to do so as well. Oftentimes, we are able to perform our best when we are feeling our best, which is a benefit to everyone around us! Not only does this benefit our mental health, but further, our families, friends and workplace morale. Below we have created a list of tips to help you and your employees avoid being burnt out at work.
When work becomes too stressful and you find yourself getting overwhelmed, take the time to get up from your desk for a breather and make yourself a tea or coffee. Doing so takes the focus off of what you are stressed about. Taking 15 minutes to make yourself a warm, relaxing beverage can help clear your mind and do wonders for your wellbeing.
Know when to put your phone away. Oftentimes we do not give ourselves the chance to stop working. Whether we have a home office or have our work email on our phone, people can get caught up and keep working far past their typical work hours. Allocate time to disconnect by putting your electronics down to do something you enjoy doing before going to sleep. A work/life balance can be difficult to establish especially while working from home, although finding a pass time can help unwind after a long day.
Take a lunch break and do not eat at your desk. Even if you feel like you do not have time to take an hour out of your day, take some time to enjoy a change of scenery and avoid eating at your desk. Getting that extra fuel is needed to ensure a productive and successful afternoon and gives you a chance to take a break to avoid burnout.
Exercise is one of the most important factors influencing our well-being and mental health. If you find yourself not having time to go to the gym, that is okay. All it takes is a little routine change to ensure you are staying healthy and well. Try walking to work if you live close enough, or go for a walk during your lunch break. Take up a fun activity that involves moving your body that you enjoy! There are a variety of ways in which you can fit exercise into your busy schedule and you will be reaping the benefits if you do so.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):
Q. What can employers do to reduce burnout?
A. Employers can arrange various activities and fun games. Such activities not only reduce burnout but also increase team bonding. Corporate promotional gifts is also a good way to make employees happy and reduce stress. Workplace wellness challenges are very popular. Such challenges can keep employees motivated and productive. Companies can provide branded sports apparel to employees to increase their morale.