Have you reached the 'burnout' stage from work? If I'm being honest, I've felt that way before. The burnout stage of the most simple tasks feel monotonous and you really feel the extra need for rest. I honestly thought this would never happen to me and that I could be a workaholic forever and over time, that has obviously changed. Now days, I break up my hours and I've added the gym to my routine! You do what you have to do!
According to a Yahoo survey you're most likely to have a major burnout by the time you're 32...
2020 and all the unprecedented challenges it has brought has left many of us feeling as if we’re teetering on the verge of burnout.
But a survey has been able to pinpoint the age it is most likely to happen to you, and it may well be sooner than you think.
According to the poll, the average worker is most like to experience career burnout by the early age of 32, some considerable years off retirement (the state retirement age is 67).
We might previously have assumed that the older generation, those in their work-fatigued 40s and 50s, would be more at risk from burning out.
In fact a previous study found that women aged over 55 years showed the highest levels of burnout.
So how can we prevent burning out?
Dr Elena Touroni, a consultant psychologist and co-founder of My Online Therapy says one of the key ways to protect yourself against burnout is to prioritise your own wellbeing.
“As many of us have made the move to working from home, we might have found that the boundaries between work and home life have become blurred,” she explains.
“So it’s important to establish a clear divide between work time and downtime for example don’t take work calls past 6pm and resist the urge to check emails from bed.”
She also suggests making sure you’re doing plenty of activities that provide you with a sense of wellbeing, for example online yoga classes, reading a chapter of your favourite book in your lunch break.
“Take breaks every couple of hours to break up the day,” she continues. “True productivity requires us to be fully present so it’s important to take appropriate breaks throughout the day to keep our energy bank ‘topped up’”.
Take your breaks and learn how to say no to things that stress you out!