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Work from Home Burnout? It’s Real, and It’s Common Nowadays – Occupational Health and Safety

Work from Home Burnout? It’s Real, and It’s Common Nowadays

Work from Home Burnout? It’s Real, and It’s Common Nowadays

We’ve heard about ways to avoid burnout in various jobs, but what about burnout when working from home? Here are some things to watch out for and some tips on how to avoid it.

Burnout, simply put, is: feelings of energy depletion on the job, increased mental distance from your job or reduced professional efficacy, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). In fact, last year, the WHO recognized burnout as an official illness.

Burnout can be brought on in a number of ways, but three of the biggest contributing factors are exhaustion, cynicism and inefficacy for your job. As it turns out, burnout is more common than you might think.

In fact, one study conducted by TollFreeForwarding.com found that:

  • Over a third (36 percent) of respondents said they suffer from burnout every week. This manifests in anxiety (40 percent), exhaustion (44 percent) and stress (56 percent)
  • Over a third (34 percent) of employees take sick days at least every six months due to burnout
  • Over half (55 percent) have considered leaving their job due to lack of support for burnout

But what about burnout while working from home (WFH)? With many workers now working from home, in the middle of the pandemic, while juggling a number of responsibilities, they could be prone to more burnout, says a CNN article.

“With the suddenness and degree of the shift to remote work, the loss of childcare, and all of the worries that accompany the pandemic and its economic fallout, all of the things that typically cause burnout are intensified, which means the risk of burnout is intensified,” said Vanessa K. Bohns, associate professor of organizational behavior at Cornell University via email.

These are the risk factors of burnout:



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