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5 Ways to avoid burnout in the workplace



83% of professionals state burnout from their work can negatively impact their personal relationships. 66% of professionals say they often skip at least one meal a day due to stress from workload. https://www.scienceofpeople.com/burnout-statistics/


Many companies may not be doing enough to minimize burnout. Nearly 70 percent of professionals feel their employers are not doing enough to prevent or alleviate burnout within their organization. 21 percent of respondents say their company does not offer any programs or initiatives to prevent or alleviate burnout. (Deloitte, workplace burnout survey, 2015) The need for workplace wellness programs has never been more crucial. We are living in an "always on, always contactable" work culture. It is important to teach employees how to look after their mental health and that is partly the responsibility of the employer.


Here are 5 ways you can help reduce your own stress in the workplace.

  1. Practice Self-Care: Make time for self-care activities like exercise, meditation, hobbies, and spending time with loved ones. Self-care helps you relax, reduces stress, and re-energizes you for the next day.

  2. Set Realistic Goals: Set realistic goals for yourself and your work, and prioritize your tasks based on their importance. Setting achievable goals helps you stay motivated and focused.

  3. Take Breaks: Take breaks throughout the day to clear your mind and recharge. Short breaks help improve productivity and reduce stress.

  4. Learn to Say No: Don't take on more than you can handle. Saying no to additional responsibilities can help you focus on the tasks that matter most.

  5. Build a Support Network: Build a network of supportive colleagues, friends, and family members who you can turn to for guidance and encouragement when you need it. Having a support system can help you cope with stress and prevent burnout.

To learn more about our online and onsite workplace wellness programs please visit our website www.umbrellawellness.ie

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