Constant work obligations with endless personal errands, the COVID-19 pandemic has taken a toll on the emotional well-being of employees. In this article at Harvard Business Review, Monique Valcour explains how ‘work from home’ is affecting employees.
Many working professionals have to fulfill their family responsibilities like managing kids and ailing parents alongside the office work. On top of it, growing financial needs, job security, personal health concerns, and a range of other exasperating factors lead to burnout.
Ease the Struggle
To overcome stress, find ways to ease emotional loads, and switch to rejuvenating activities. Confused? It means you must stop sharing your emotions with everyone. Instead, find ways to avert your problems at work and home on your own. Here is how you can do it:
- Analyze the current situation, daily task lists, or other pre-imposed commitments that are impacting your emotional strength. Now, strategize ways to prevent them by taking practical steps to overcome them.
- The next step is to figure out or recognize the reasons triggering stress. Adhere to your core values to use them in hard times. Always represent yourself as a supportive team player who can handle any situation. Never showcase your fears or anxiety to the team, which may create havoc in their life.
- At last, prevent yourself from emotional fatigue by refueling it again. Network in the industry, reaching out to professional coaches, and keep renewing your professional connections. These connections will make you feel confident about your proficiency. As a result, you will never fear job loss or lack of team support.
You can boost your emotional quotient by adopting a regular fitness routine, work schedule, and balanced personal responsibilities. Switch to mindfulness practices like yoga and meditation to refill your emotional strength. Click on the following link to read the original article: https://hbr.org/2020/04/how-to-refuel-when-youre-feeling-emotionally-drained?referral=03759&cm_vc=rr_item_page.bottom