Feeling burnout at this time of year is not unusual. But the level of burnout resulting from the year of dealing with COVID 19 is more widespread and more significant than ever. It’s time for some well-earned self-care!
Feeling a bit flat or worn out lately? There’s good reason. It’s been a difficult year for everyone in one way or another.
While burnout is not an officially recognised mental disorder, it is defined by the World Health Organisation’s as ‘a syndrome conceptualized as resulting from chronic workplace stress that has not been successfully managed’.
Reasons why many more people than usual are experiencing burnout this year include:
“taking time out for yourself is vital over the Summer break and into 2021”
So, with Christmas looming, the break couldn’t come fast enough for many. Whilst taking an official break from work, perhaps travelling to a regional or inter-state destination and changing up the routine will facilitate the easing of many symptoms of burnout, it’s also a great time to prioritise your own wellbeing with some positive and proactive self-care activities.
With this aim in mind, Health Breaks released its “12 Days of Christmas” features to support and encourage employees to celebrate their health and we would like to share them with as many people as possible. Try these activities featured below.
Burnout can develop into chronic stress if not managed well. There’s no doubt that 2021 will continue to bring more change and challenges for workplaces to work through. Taking preventative measures to ensure employees are supported in their wellbeing will be vital for business success.
Find out more about Health Breaks’ preventative employee health solutions for diverse workplaces at www.healthbreaks.com.au
Health Breaks encourages individuals and workplaces to take a short break each day to do something positive for your health!