How can you boost resilience at work? According to a survey by Accountemps, 58% of Canadian workers find themselves stressed on a daily basis. Stress can impact productivity, emotions, sleep quality, and so much more. Therefore, implement tactics to help you be more resilient in the workplace. Here are a few ideas to get started.
Employees are working longer and harder than ever before in the workplace, leading them to experience high rates of burnout. Burnout happens when workplace stress is not managed correctly, which creates emotional exhaustion, ineffectiveness, and cynicism at work, as well as a slew of negative responses to workplace stress. This may be related to technological advancements as well as startup culture and the gig economy; however, it is important that leaders take responsibility by helping their employees avoid burnout.
In a gig economy full of entrepreneurial spirits, Uber Drivers, and Skip The Dishes, it’s estimated that 1.3 million people are working two jobs or more. Many of these workers grow used to splitting their time such as a barista who is also a blogger or a social media manager who is also a Lyft driver. However, working multiple jobs like this offers tons of pros and cons.
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Deadlines, projects, presentations, emails, and meetings—how do we know if it’s time to take a breather and focus on self-care? There is a growing number of studies examining the link between long work hours, productivity, and health problems. And the results aren’t great.Work needs to be done. I mean, we don’t want to let our team or our boss down. Therefore, it’s easy to slip into a work-consuming routine, but where do we draw the line? How many hours is too many?
The startup world can be a tough business. It requires passion, business smarts, and a supportive team willing to put in the effort. The stereotypical entrepreneur runs on very little sleep, lots of caffeine, ramen noodles, and isolation. This idea has been glorified and encouraged—sacrifices necessary for achievement. However, this is not helpful or healthy when it comes to long-term success.
Burnout is easy to overlook, but it can affect just about anyone. The common set of burnout symptoms can hit both employees and leaders, so no one is completely resistant. Basically, this everyday term refers to unmanaged stress at work that explains fatigue, difficulty focusing, anxiety, and/or a loss in motivation. If not acknowledged and addressed, this can be damaging to both our work and personal life (Forbes). We know that if we don’t put in the time now, we’ll have to deal with burnout later… So, how can we build mental resilience to feel good and avoid that dreaded burnt out feeling?
Demetria is a textbook case of a high performer, and dealing with burnout has been a steep learning curve for her. Having double-majored in the humanities with honours while also teaching part-time at her university...
Wake up. Work out. Go home. Grab Coffee. Go to work. Go out with friends. Catch 2 hours of sleep (or maybe 5 if you’re lucky). Repeat. This is a typical day for Peter. He has completely bought in to the Burnout Gamble...
Jessica says that in an industry like finance, there is no such thing as a day off. If you’re not constantly responding to clients and staying on top of the market, you’re not going to succeed. "You're just working, working, working..."
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