How to disconnect and avoid burnout syndrome
Coronavirus has created mental struggles among people, some of which existed before but have intensified with the new situation. One of them is burnout, which is suffered by a high percentage of workers.
Coronavirus has shaken some of the most important pillars of our lives and many of its effects are already evident in our daily lives. Burnout syndrome is perhaps one of the most frequent consequences, in which digital disconnection is already fundamental to our health.
The social effects of the pandemic are now well known to everyone. Slightly less so are the consequences at the individual level and the psychological toll that this global phenomenon has taken on many of us to the point that it has affected our day to day lives. In one way or another, we have all been affected by the situation.
One of the most common symptoms of burnout is the appearance of severe episodes of stress and the impossibility of disconnecting from our working day. Although this syndrome has been with us for a long time, even before the pandemic, there is no question that cases have significantly increased since its appearance. According to a study of 1,000 participants carried out by Deloitte, 77% of them admitted to having suffered burnout at work.
But what exactly does this apparently invisible syndrome consist of?
Burnout syndrome: how did we get here?
The World Health Organization (WHO) considers burnout syndrome to be a work-related phenomenon, with continuous stress as a result, which can lead to a feeling of exhaustion, negative feelings, lower productivity and even a bad attitude at work.
Some studies point out that this chronic stress can affect the neurological system, with negative consequences for our health, such as lack of sleep. This causes a situation of fatigue and extreme tiredness that, added to the sudden and totally drastic change in our routine, creates a perfect breeding ground for feeling burnt out.
The pressure workers go through in some companies, the imposed teleworking for many people who do not have a comfortable place at home or who have small children or dependents to care for, the techno-stress, the endless working hours and a greater difficulty for digital disconnection make many professionals experience some very difficult times in their jobs.
But not all is lost: burnout has some solutions that are within our reach. All we need to do is follow a few lifestyle tips such as the following.
The secret lies in a healthy and peaceful lifestyle
The first rule against burnout is to bet on yourself. The pandemic has brought us many negative things, but if we have learned anything it is that we have to enjoy every day of our life doing the things we like while we can, because we will not always have that possibility.
Taking days off, trying new foods, visiting exotic places, connecting with nature, and taking care of ourselves from the inside out, are some of the things we can do to fight this disease.
Many people only feel truly happy when they are on vacation, but unfortunately, living on a perpetual holiday is not possible for most ordinary people. So perhaps the trick is to lead a lifestyle as close as possible to the day-to-day life we enjoy when we are on vacation such as taking time to rest and disconnect, have time for leisure, or allow a space to deepen our personal relationships.
The most important thing is to enjoy quality of life. Living in the present and taking care of ourselves is crucial when it comes to maintaining an emotional and physical balance between our working and personal life.
Vivla supports the current need to live in a more flexible, balanced and intelligent way. That is why we want to set the path for a new concept of life.
Where we live is very important for us to feel fulfilled, and we don’t need to be anchored to cities and places where we wouldn’t otherwise live. The new types of working models well beyond old-patterned schedules have opened the doors to a better opportunity to balance life and work. That is why our concept of home and property has to be redefined and adjusted to people’s needs.
We have decided to work on a new model for the flexible acquisition of second homes. You only pay for the part of the house you really need, minimizing expenses and worries, enjoying every moment and deciding where and how we want to live.
For more information do not hesitate to contact us.