As more people embrace remote work, more people are finding it hard to balance between personal and professional life. Most workers find themselves committing more time to work to prove to their employers that they are hard-working. The shift to remote work can also be very stressful for working parents. All this leads to burnout among remote workers, which in turn affects their productivity. People who struggle with balancing their remote work 4 times likely to show signs of burnout.
Burnout is a state of chronic stress which causes both physical and emotional exhaustion, lack of accomplishment, feeling of ineffectiveness, cynicism, and detachment. Below are signs of burnout:
- Chronic fatigue
- Impaired concentration and attention
- Physical symptoms like chest pain, shortness of breath, dizziness, headache, fainting, gastrointestinal pain, heart palpitations
- Loss of appetite
Experiencing these signs could be an indication that you might be suffering from burn out. The best thing to do is carefully access the amount of stress you are dealing with both from personal and professional life. Then find ways in which you can reduce the stress.