1. Encourage Time Off from Work
Work is busy. Whether you’re working from the office or from home, there is always a never-ending list of things to do. For remote workers, the temptation to work longer hours and check in on their emails over the weekend is more tempting (and easier) than ever before. As a result, more and more people are experiencing symptoms of burnout.
According to David Nesenoff of Tikvah Lake Recovery, “Pandemic burnout is a new type of burnout, one where fear, anxiety and a sense of helplessness add a stifling layer on top of chronic physical and mental fatigue brought on by “burning both ends of the candle” on the work and home front.”
Burnout can cause both mental and physical symptoms, resulting in more time off work, lack of motivation, poor concentration, and long-term absence. To protect the health of your employees, it’s important you encourage time off from work.
Encourage your employees to take time off for lunch, finish work at normal times, make the most of their weekends, and take annual leave on a semi-regular basis. The better your employees are able to balance their work lives with their personal lives, the happier, healthier, and more fulfilled they will be. And this will only mean good things for your business.