Tips to avoid burnout as a remote
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:
- Unmanageable workload
- Unreasonable time pressure
- 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.
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
Here are a few Tips for effective proper time management:
a time limit to complete a task.
b) Plan ahead
c) Take a break
e) Remove non-essential