Buzzing work notifications at the middle of the night or after your working hours. Minor anxiety or paranoia whenever you receive random calls and ton of questions from clients or co-workers during your resting hours. Chicken noise during online meetings and frequent hearing your mom yelling “Magsaing ka na!”. Not to mention, barking dogs and residential noise. These? Are just few from the causes of why a lot of workers today who are in Work-From-Home Set-Up are burned out.
Statista study shows that 51.4% of workers as of 2020 are more stress than ever. Given that they are working in a house set-up. The boundary between “home” and “work” is too thin or barely seen. Environment is also a main factor. Young professionals are used to working in a work environment. On the other hand, there are still few who prefer this kind of set-up as it is more convenient and they get to save more money since they’re not spending much.
Still, a lot of workers today are too tired. Resignation is the least option before but now, it turns out as the top option to protect human’s mental health as well.
Here are the things that you may do in order to put boundaries and protect your mental health:
- Make sure to finish your workloads during your working hours.
- Try to notify your colleagues that you might not be able to attend to their needs if it’s beyond your working hours.
- Gently explain to your family that you have to prioritize your work as much as you want to help inside your home.
- Once in a while, take time to breathe. In between working hours, make sure that you have at least 5 to 10 minutes off in front of a monitor.
- Get a hobby. Reward yourself. Eat your comfy food. In short, YOU DESERVE A BREAK.
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