The pandemic has changed the way many people work and, when working remotely became the norm, it seemed like a wonderful change. However, even for people who love it, the past couple of years have shown that working remotely has far more challenges than anticipated and some who work from home are facing exhaustion and burnout.
From Zoom fatigue to rarely disconnecting, or the lack of separation between home and work spaces, there are many aspects of working from home that need to be managed intentionally or we risk becoming overwhelmed and burnt out. It is vital to take time to recharge if you want to enjoy optimal health and productivity.
Always being “on” and not recharging your mind, body, and emotions leads to higher levels of chronic stress – which eventually results in a host of physical and mental health problems.
Symptoms of chronic stress can include forgetfulness, disorganization, inability to focus, low energy, feeling overwhelmed, procrastinating, and avoiding responsibilities. S