BURNOUT - THE OTHER PANDEMIC
It seems to crop in almost every conversation I have with friends, family and clients, everyone is feeling some sort of negative impact on their personal and work lives in the midst of this “new normal”. Most of us seem to be feeling exhausted, overwhelmed, overworked and ineffective. We are balancing multiple roles as employees, spouses, parents or care givers, feeling increased job insecurity, blurred work and personal lives, increased demands from work or no work at all, pay cuts are happening around us, we have the constant fear of ourselves or an elderly loved one contracting the virus and very limited social interactions - it is no surprise burnout is rampant.
Burnout is not just needing a break, it is a mixture of exhaustion, pessimism and ineffectiveness. It can have very serious emotional, physical and employment consequences.
Swipe right for my burnout symptoms infographic.
Head over to my blog (link in bio) to read more about what burnout is and is not, the tell-tale signs and some suggestions on what you can do for yourself, a friend and your employees.