Tips to avoid burnout as a remote worker.
Posted 12 Aug, 2020
Author - Olajumoke Adebisi
Tips to avoid burnout as a remote worker.
Burnout is a state of emotional, physical, and mental exhaustion caused by excessive and prolonged stress. It occurs when you feel overwhelmed, emotionally drained, and unable to meet constant demands especially at work.
Causes of Burnout
According to Gallup, burnout while working remotely are caused by:
  1. Unmanageable workload
  2. Unreasonable time pressure
  3. Lack of support.
Negative Effect of Burnout
Burnout can have a very negative effect on the overall productivity of the individual and the organization at large; hence it is paramount for employers to ensure workers are not burned out.
Tips on avoiding Burnout
1.      Perform a job analysis, eliminate or delegate unnecessary work
 Perform a job analysis so you can clarify what's expected of you, and what isn't. This tool will help you identify what's truly important in your role, so that you can cut out or delegate tasks that aren't as essential.
2.      Get more exercise
 This is very important because exercise gives your body the boost it needs, increases your mental health, especially in critical thinking and sharp judgment skills.
3.      Rest
 Proper and effective rest reenergizes your body to take on more tasks, so it is paramount the body gets enough rest.
4.      Actively manage time
 Proper time management would determine your productivity and output. 
Here are a few Tips for effective proper time management:
a)     Set a time limit to complete a task.
b)     Plan ahead
c)      Take a break between tasks.
d)     Organize yourself.
e)     Remove non-essential tasks/activities.
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