A recent study reports that employee burnout is on the rise with at least 52% of all workers feeling stressed and burnt out with both in person and remote working. This study included employees of all ages, genders, and in various fields, stating that the impact of stress is causing fatigue and mental health challenges.
Here are some common signs of burnout:
Mental and physical exhaustion
Negative thoughts tied to your job
A decline in physical appearance and overall self-care
Increased irritability/ “lashing out” on people who care about you
Feelings of no longer being good at your job
Even after completing a successful task, you don’t feel like you’ve achieved anything at all
Here are some tips you can engage in to add some relief:
Create a more structured work/home life balance
Take relaxation and self-care days seriously
Get more sleep
Unplug from technology
Take a vacation or schedule half work days
Increased communication at work to create better boundaries
Schedule time to see a therapist
Remember there’s only one you in this world. In order for you to have the capacity to be your best at work and with your family, you have to make the time to take care of yourself; Because if you don’t, no one else will.
Los Angeles native, Stephanie Anyakwo received her undergraduate degree at Loyola Marymount University, majoring in Psychology and African American Studies. She continued her education at Azusa Pacific University where she received her Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology, with a concentration in Marriage and Family Therapy. Additionally, she studied Applied Behavior Analysis at Florida Institute of Technology, becoming a Board Certified Behavior Analyst in 2014 and became a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in 2016.