Work burnout is a serious issue that can affect someone beyond performance in the workplace. After all, burnout isn’t just going to affect the way we do our tasks or become efficient when it comes to things we have to do. Outside work, burnout can make life feel a bit dull as we’re more often than not stressed out physically, mentally, and even emotionally. When not treated or fixed, burnout can lead to more serious conditions such as depression. Thankfully, if you’re feeling some signs of burnout, some quick remedies can help ensure that you can cope with your situation. Here are some quick tips:
- Make sure you dedicate enough time for sleep. As surprising as it sounds, just getting enough sleep can do a great deal of change in your energy levels when you feel burnt out. If you feel as though you're not getting enough rest, a good remedy here is to grab your calendar and rearrange your schedule in such a way that it always includes enough time for sleeping. Aside from this type of schedule motivating you to do tasks more efficiently, this ensures that you have more than enough time for sleep. Remember, the important part here is to ensure that you follow through with your sleeping schedule so you're really making use of your time.
- Get a quick workout routine going in the morning. You know you're on the verge of being burnt out if you already feel tired at the thought of work. This won't help a lot if you're already feeling tired to begin with. To help alleviate this situation, you might want to consider adding a quick exercise routine to your workday, especially right before you work. When you wake up in the morning, try to add a small stretching or yoga routine just to wake your muscles. Likewise, a quick run or cardio workout an hour or two before you begin work can do wonders for your mind and body. Exercising can release a ton of endorphins, or neurotransmitters that can help you feel happier and more content.
- Set aside time for a hobby or an interest. One of the most apparent signs of an impending burnout is that feeling that we're lacking the time to do the things that we love. These include losing time for our hobbies or losing interest in activities that we used to be passionate about. If you feel you're on the verge of being burnt out, you might want to take a look at your current schedule and see if you still have a few hours' worth of time for your hobbies. These include gaming, reading, or even something as mundane as watching something. If you don't have time for these anymore, it might be time to allocate an hour or two each day for these activities. You'd be surprised how these can help you feel more rejuvenated.
- Dedicate a rest day and stick with it. If you consider yourself as a hard worker, chances are you'd want to make use of all the time you have for the day for work. Unfortunately, this can have a profound effect of taking up most of your time every week. As a result, you might barely have enough time to rest or enjoy the things you like. After all, there's no room for things such as going out to the coffee shop or even time for gaming anymore. This can easily get exhausting in the long term. To help with this situation, you might want to consider assigning an actual day of the week as your rest day and be consistent with it. This could be Sundays or the day you're most comfortable with, or even actual weekends. Granted, this might lessen the time you have for work. However, a good side effect of this is that you'd be encouraged to maximize your time in order to have a full day free for that rest day.
- Try new tasks and activities at work. One of the reasons why work can feel burning out is because you're doing the same thing over and over again. To help alleviate this situation, you can switch things up a notch so work feels like a new - and equally refreshing - experience. You can talk to your manager and ask for new duties or tasks you can do. In the case of Remotasks, you can do something as simple as switching up the order of your tasks, or studying a new project type, or even joining a Bootcamp. These things can offer a renewed perspective on your daily work life and can make things more exciting.
- Talk to your manager regarding your concerns. As surprising as it sounds, it's important to keep an open line of communication between yourself and your manager regarding work concerns - including the feeling of being burnt out. If you feel as though your work is taking a toll on your mental and physical health, you might want to talk to your manager about it. Most effective managers will be able to help you and offer meaningful solutions such as adjusting your workload or your options for work. In the case of Remotasks, feel free to reach any of your Team Leaders, Moderators, or even fellow Remotaskers in order to discuss your woes as they may be able to provide useful and handy tips for your situation.
Say Goodbye To Burnout!
If you feel exhausted due to your current work setup, you don’t necessarily have to “power through” this exasperating situation any longer. With the right adjustments to your work-life balance and overall routine, you may be able to help alleviate the most stressful elements of your work that can affect your burnout greatly.
However, if you feel as though you really need a change of scenery and workplace, you might want to try joining Remotasks. Thanks to our flexible projects system, our free registration system paves the way to tasks and projects that fit your convenience and schedule. With our free training and active community of Remotaskers, you won’t feel alone and overwhelmed with the many things you can do to earn without the risk of unnecessary stress and burnout!