Burnout from Remote Work? Here’s How You Can Overcome It
Burnout has become a buzzword in the pandemic! But, what is it? Burnout is a kind of work-related stress that manifests as a condition of physical or emotional tiredness, as well as a sense of reduced accomplishment and a loss of personal identity.
We are proof that remote work in a Software Company can be successful. Many remote jobs also come with flexible schedules, which means that workers can start and end their day as they choose, as long as their work is completed and leads to strong outcomes. Software Employees are working from home, offices, co-working places, or vacation spots in different time zones, which makes remote work popular.
Remote teams are becoming more efficient and productive thanks to technology, but they are also putting themselves at risk through physical and mental strain. We're a distributed workforce, so our day-to-day operations involve a lot of online communication and hence, we don't have the opportunity to socialize with coworkers. There's no commute, no office gossip, or lunch breaks with coworkers. If you're prone to burnout, this could be a bad combination. No one will notice if you need a break, and you won't realize it until it's too late.
Software Employees who have switched to remote work may encounter additional challenges, such as dealing with children at home and catering to their family's needs while trying to stay engaged and productive at work. People who are unable to cope with this are at an increased risk of burnout.
Recognize the signs of burnout:
• Inability to concentrate
• Irritation & frustration
• Loss of sense of accomplishment
• Maintaining relationships becomes challenging
• Muscle tension, soreness, weariness, and insomnia with no apparent cause
An individual who is feeling burned out may need to make some changes to their environment.
How to Deal with burnout:
• Practice self-compassion
• Reach out to those closest to you
• Reframe your perspective on work
• Reevaluate your priorities
• Make exercise a priority
• Eat a balanced diet
Top Distractors Affecting Software Development Employee Concentration:
•Meeting Updates & Requests
•Social Media Notifications
•Unscheduled Personal Phone Calls
•Delivers & Posts
Work-life initiatives play an essential role in considerably enhancing Software Employee morale, minimizing absenteeism, and retaining organizational expertise. For both Software businesses and Software Employees, work-life harmony is a win-win situation.
In today's global marketplace, it is up to the human resource professionals (HRs) to comprehend the challenges of working life balance.
(Author: Abdul Rafeeq is a social media intern bursting with creative ideas at TechDoQuest)