Burning out is an easy thing to do if you don’t pay attention to your workplace habits. Much of the time, there is too much to do and not enough time to do it all. Still, burnout is common, and then nothing gets done. In fact, almost 80% of employees said they were burned out when asked in a recent survey by Career Builder, and 43% said that their stress levels have shot up in the past 12 months. So how do you deal with so much work and so little time without destroying yourself in the process?
Schedule Regular Massages
Massages have a plethora of health benefits, from curing insomnia to helping migraines. One of the most well-known benefits is that it relieves stress. Relieving the stress on your body can also relieve the stress on your mind. It can also give you a moment to reflect and think about everything else going on in your life. Scheduling a massage (and going to the appointment) can make you feel like a rejuvenated worker.
Take a No-Electronic Vacation
Leave the phones and laptops in the car and don’t look at them. Instead, take books and hiking boots and plan other activities to do instead. As long as you’ve made the proper arrangements, nothing will explode while you take some time to yourself. Limit checking your phone to once or twice a day just in case of emergencies, and you’ll soon see how relaxing being away from your electronic chain can be.
Set a Time to Be Out of the Office
When you get off of work at 6, then you should be out the door by 6:15 and not 9:30. Why? Because pushing your limits can bring more stress, and more stress will almost always lead to burnout. Instead of saying extra hours at night or showing up early, dedicate every hour in your workday to a different project. That way, you’ll be able to do more than one thing at a time and make progress on everything without having to stay an extra four hours.