6 Tips to Prevent WFH Burnout

(and how it happens)

For many workers, the opportunity to work remotely is a huge benefit that can reduce job stress while also raising productivity.

But at the same time, working from home can pose unique burdens. If left unchecked, these difficulties can lead to remote work burnout.

Specifically, loneliness, environment fatigue, issues with boundaries, and social disconnects with coworkers can all make remote work emotionally difficult.

Possible symptoms of WFH burnout include:

Exhaustion & fatigue Emotional distress Over- or under-working Loss of focus

Fortunately, there are several effective ways to spot remote work burnout and reduce the risk of it before it manifests.

1. Take Your Needs Seriously

Listen to your mind's and body's signals. If you are feeling more tired or stressed than usual at work, it's likely time to take action.

2. Set Clear Boundaries

Openly communicate with your workers when you are and are not working. Protect your personal time by making room for it deliberately.

3. Remember the Word "No"

Just because you have access to your work computer or phone does not mean you have to be working at all hours. It's okay to say "No."

4. Keep a Consistent Routine

Try to stay on a regular schedule and keep your work to a specific location. This reinforces the mental separation between what is work and what is home-time.

5. Look for Social Connection

Your coworkers may not be close friends, but interacting with others regularly is important for mental health. Those who WFH may need to supplement that need.

6. Move Around

Sitting still at a desk or on a couch all day is not good for the mind, body, or spirit. Take breaks to stretch, move around, and maybe get outside from time to time.

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