COVID-19. No one anticipated all of the ways that it would change our lifestyles, and, more importantly, our work life. With non-essential services closed down, many more of us are working from home.
Things get difficult, and we recover. Then, they get really difficult, and we recover again. But then there comes a time when, despite trying and giving the best we can, we crumble. Whether it's because we didn't give ourselves enough time to heal from previous trauma or because we, day to day, can't catch a break under constant and continual external stressors, the result is the same – we feel hopeless, demotivated, and miserable.
When it comes to work, we all get tired after a while. That’s how our body works. Without sufficient rest and some motivation, stress and activity can make you feel burned out. As a manager, your job isn’t just to protect yourself from burnout. You have to also help others and support them in their work. As stressful as this sounds, it’s what makes a great manager.
If you work in the modern world, you’re probably aware that burnout is on the rise. Thanks to our fast-paced work environments and often stressful home lives, it’s no wonder that more and more employees finding their piles of responsibilities too much to handle. But what can we do about the problem?