Workplace burnout is a common problem today.
Fast-paced work environments, nonstop online communication, and the drive to impress company leadership are some of the many contributors to burnout. Rising rates of remote work that blur the line between work and home life add to this problem.
Burnout is especially prevalent among young professionals. In one survey, 84 percent of millennials reported experiencing burnout at their job—a rate 8 percent higher than the general population.
Fortunately, there are some key steps you can take to reduce burnout at your job.
Set Workplace Boundaries (Then Keep Them)
One of the best ways to prevent burnout is to not let your professional life bleed into your private life.
When you clock out of work, make a point to log out of your email and other communication channels. Resist the urge to check whether anyone liked your GIF in the company Slack.
Instead, use your off hours solely for non-work-related pastimes. Get rest, work on hobbies, and spend time with family and friends. You’ll come back to work recharged and ready to take on new tasks.
Invest in Your Health to keep burnout at bay
Taking care of yourself physically can relieve stress. It can also stave off crashes or mental blocks.
Make a point to stay hydrated throughout your workday. Keep healthy snacks on hand for days when you may be too busy to sit down for a proper meal. If you are sedentary at your job, take a walk or get some exercise during your breaks—outside in fresh air, if possible.
Breathing exercises, meditation, and yoga are other ways to deal with work-related anxiety and burnout.
Build a Support System
Forming bonds with your coworkers does more than boost your productivity. It also gives you people from whom to seek support when you’re at risk of burnout.
Work friends (and even friendly acquaintances) can help keep your spirits up during the days when it seems like everything is falling to pieces.
Be Open and Honest
If you’re struggling to stay afloat during your daily work, don’t try to hide it from your boss. Be upfront and honest about how you’re feeling.
If you know you’re prone to workplace burnout, bring it up ahead of time during the hiring and onboarding process. Staffing recruiters can provide guidance as you enter employment with a company.
When you work with an IT staffing agency like ABBTECH, you’ll receive the one-on-one coaching you need to be successful in your position. Our IT recruiters and placement services help skilled professionals transition into new career opportunities.
Visit ABBTECH’s job portal to match with openings in tech startups and businesses of all sizes. We’ll be available for support every step of the way.