Work-from-home burnout: 3 tips to beat it

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It’s been more than 100 days since the pandemic hit and most people were told to work from home until further notice. Many of us are still waiting for that notice. How are you holding up? It’s wise to take a moment to check in with yourself, because the risk of burnout right now is substantial, according to Laura M. Giurge and Vanessa K. Bohns in a recent HBR article.  “The lines between work and non-work are blurring in new and unusual ways, and many employees who are working remotely for the first time are likely to struggle to preserve healthy boundaries between their professional and personal lives,” they write. “To signal their loyalty, devotion, and productivity, they may feel they have to work all the time. Afternoons will blend with evenings; weekdays will blend with weekends; and little sense of time off will remain.” Does this sound familiar? Download their article for three practical tips for avoiding work-from-home burnout, then check out a few related articles below for more advice. Take care.  Remote burnout: How to recognize when people disengage As your employees adjust to remote work, you may notice signs of fatigue and burnout among some. Here’s how to spot disengagement and address it. 9 TED Talks for leaders managing remote teams Check out nine of the best TED Talks on challenges related to remote work and managing remote teams. Improve your communication, fight burnout, and strengthen connections. The myth of time management: 7 contrarian tips If you're still trying to do more in less time, you're buying into the myth. Focus less on efficiency and more on effectiveness - using these proven approaches. 10 ways to fight Zoom fatigue Video conferencing will be a long-term reality for many professionals – and so will Zoom fatigue. Here's how leaders can mix things up to make meetings more meaningful and engaging. Emotional intelligence: 10 ways to manage emotions in a crisis As the pandemic wears on, leaders need to know how to manage emotional responses to crises - both yours and your colleagues'. Mindfulness: 5 exercises for IT leaders These simple mindfulness exercises can help you and your team focus, stay balanced, and manage the challenges of the new workplace normal. Primary Image: Article Type: ArticleTags: IT StrategyLeadershipShow in "Popular content" block: Is this a Featured Content?:  Subhead:  The risk of burnout is high right now. Take a moment to check in with yourself - and use these tips to to avoid work-from-home burnout for yourself and your team CTA: Subscribe to our Newsletter

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